Breaking into an ePolicy 3.6 or ProtectionPilot Server - For Fun and Profit

Breaking into an ePolicy 3.6 or ProtectionPilot Server - For Fun and Profit

Hypothetical situation: You need to assume control of antivirus services for a legitimate business reason. What do?

Here's the easy way. No support request needed, and nothing destructive is going on.

  1. Install SQL Express Management Studio, connect to the local SQL server, usually "SERVER\SQLEXPRESS"
  2. Drill down to your "ePO_SERVER" database, go into Tables, and scroll down to UserTable. Right-click on it and go to "Open Table".
  3. You will see a list of the current ePO users. Find the "admin" user, and copy the current contents of the Password cell into something like Notepad, and save it in your records.
  4. Replace the Password with the following:

    YheZGOiKbpSa6Zza9uYlLxtW/XI=
    
  5. Click into another row to commit the change. Log into the ePolicy console using login "admin" the password "epo".
  6. Create a new administrative user, log out of the console, and re-save the original admin password if your efforts need to retain the original password.