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To recover a lost SYSTEM account password, you will need to have access to the system console. From this point, you will need to get to the VAX or Alpha SRM dead-sergeant prompt (>>>). (VAX) BOOT/R5:10000001 ddcu (AXP) BOOT -FLAGS 0,1 [ddcu] When you get to the SYSBOOT> prompt, type the following commands: SET/STARTUP OPA0: SET WINDOW_SYSTEM 0 SET WRITESYSPARAMS 0 CONTINUE This will get you to an OpenVMS DCL prompt ($). Type the following commands: SET NOON DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC DECW$IGNORE_WORKSTATION TRUE SPAWN @SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP This will run the OpenVMS startup sequence and return you to the DCL prompt, where you should type the following commands: SET DEFAULT SYS$SYSTEM RUN AUTHORIZE MODIFY SYSTEM/PASSWORD=new-password EXIT REBOOT You should then be able to log in with the SYSTEM account and the newly selected password.
You have been referred to: https://community.hpe.com/t5/operating-system-openvms/forgot-openvms-system-password/td-p/5235868
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