I am a domain admin for a small single domain with one domain controller.
In order to test DR, I need to know I can restore the system state. But the
administrator who stood up this domain is long gone and I do not know the
original credentials used to enter Directory Services Restore Mode which is
needed to restore the system state. How can I reset this password to
something I know?



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