|Developer(s)||Petter Nordahl-Hagen (Formerly Petter Nordahl)|
|Initial release||May 28, 1997|
|Stable release||1.00 / February 1, 2014|
chntpw is a software utility for resetting or blanking local passwords used by Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. It does this by editing the SAM database where Windows stores password hashes.
Where is used
chntpw utility is included in many various Linux distribution, including security focused ones:
- BackTrack – security focused Linux distribution
- SystemRescueCD – recovery focused Linux distribution
- Fedora – general distribution
- and many others...
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