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    Hi,
    I currently work in a school and i want to be able to delagate resetting users passwords to a Teacher.
    I am running a Windows 2003 Domain with Active Directory and i want to be able to set up a user who can only reset the passwords for Domain Users, i don't want the user to have full administrative rights i just want him to be able to reset passwords.....any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Changing Passwords

    Originally posted by yzahjh View Post
    Hi,
    I currently work in a school and i want to be able to delagate resetting users passwords to a Teacher.
    I am running a Windows 2003 Domain with Active Directory and i want to be able to set up a user who can only reset the passwords for Domain Users, i don't want the user to have full administrative rights i just want him to be able to reset passwords.....any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    You cannot sensibly restrict him to just resetting the passwords for "Domain Users". However you can put all the users you want him to be able to reset into a single OU and delegate him responsibility for that OU by using the Delegation Wizard. This will allow you to set (a) which OU he has responsibility for, and (b) What he's allowed to do (i.e. reset passwords).

    In my view he should also be allowed to unlock accounts.

    [Edit] You CANNOT delegate responsibility for the default "Users" container, as it is a container, not an OU. Containers are different.


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    • #3
      Re: Changing Passwords

      Hi,
      Much appreciated for giving me advice about using the Delegation Wizard this worked as regards of resetting users passwords, but as you mentioned about being able to unlock accounts, is there an option in the Delegation Wizard to be able to unlock accounts?......i can see the option to be able to create,delete and manage user accounts. Again any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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      • #4
        Re: Changing Passwords

        Originally posted by yzahjh View Post
        is there an option in the Delegation Wizard to be able to unlock accounts?
        i was researching this a while back and didn't come up with anything apart from editing the registry in a very risky way, which is a no-no for admins looking after domains
        changed

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        • #5
          Re: Changing Passwords

          Isn't there an "Advanced" mode for that part of the delegation wizard, which allows you to see more granular, very specific tasks?


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          • #6
            Re: Changing Passwords

            I believe this may help?

            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294952

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            • #7
              Re: Changing Passwords

              http://www.petri.com/create_taskpads...operations.htm
              http://www.petri.com/add_unlock_user_option_to_dsa.htm
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              • #8
                Re: Changing Passwords

                Superb,
                Thanks Guys just what i was looking for.......again very much appreciated for the expert advice given.

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