How to Decrypting an Active Directory Password


In this post I will show a tool which makes decrypting Active Directory passwords easy.  It is important to note decrypting highly secure passwords takes a long time and is not always achievable within a reasonable period of time based on the complexity of the password however I have had success recently using this product.

Find a Windows Computer where the user has logged into recently and has their password cached.  Next obtain the Network Password Recovery Wizard (NPRW) tool from:

http://www.passcape.com/network_password_recovery

After the tool simply use the GUI for performing the password encryption.  I found this video very helpful.

http://www.passcape.com/download/swf/nprw-domain-cached-passwords.swf

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