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Forgotten admin password?

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Sep 9, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Is there any way to reset or get my password emailed to me?

I've forgotten my admin password and I really really don't want to reinstall. I"m using ver

The irony here is the BE was so easy to set up I set it up and customized it in about 4 hrs - weeks ago.

And the idiot I am I forgot what I used as my admin password.

Any ideas without having to reinstall? I have access to the AppData folder - can I set up a new admin password?

Sep 9, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Sorted it out - very easy. Just copy the default /AppData/users.xml AND roles.XML to the existing installation.

Reset IIS and login using the default admin credentials.

Mar 1, 2010 at 7:49 PM

OK I have the same problem and have copied those 2 files over and it still doesn't work. What exactly needs to be done to IIS? I'm on a shared hosting setup and have no access to the IIS control panel.


Mar 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM

If you overwrite files in the data store (i.e. App_Data), the changes won't be detected.  You'll want to restart the blog so old data is cleared out of memory.  You can restart the blog by making any change to the web.config file (add a space, etc).

Mar 1, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Yep, fantastic, thanks.