View Full Version : Password reset help please

May 22nd, 2007, 09:10 AM
I've recently acquired a VAXstation 3100 running VAX/VMS 5.4-3. I don't know the system password, so is there any way to figure it out or reset it?

Also how does one go about resetting the system clock?

Any help would be much appreciated.

May 22nd, 2007, 09:55 AM
http://www.hoffmanlabs.org/vmsfaq/vmsfaq_007.html seems to have a few steps under section 5.6

You have to be able to view the system through the terminal/serial ports (or have a monitor/keyboard connected).

The other method which is somewhat easy assuming you find a distro that can read the filesystem is hooking up the hard drive to another computer and just editing the password file with a known hash.

- John

May 22nd, 2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the link, I was able to get the system password reset, but I still have no clue how to reset the system clock.

May 23rd, 2007, 12:27 PM
Nevermind, I figured out the system clock commands.