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    Hi All,

    I wonder if there is an easy / intelligent way to change the local Administrator password company wide in the one single AD domain ?

    for the Domain Admin. password change is very simple just Ctrl-Alt-Del when logging in the domain controller from Remote Desktop.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    AWT

  • #2
    Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

    There's a program I use called "Reset Local Password Pro" by Keroon Software. It's $149.00 US, but it does the job nicely.

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    • #3
      Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

      oh OK, but of course i'm looking the freeware way if there is any.

      thakns for replying to this thread though.

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      • #4
        Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

        at last i've found a batch script which can reset the password from the domain controller using GPO:

        with the following batch script which contains "
        Code:
        net user administrator (p455w0rd)
        "

        but pardon me I'm confused of where to apply that GPO to ?

        Computers builtin OU or do you have to create custom OU, drag and drop Client OS only and create GPO and make it as Startup script applied to the computer ?

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        • #5
          Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

          Assign that batch file as a computer startup script.

          Computer Configuration - Windows Settings - Scripts
          Caesar's cipher - 3

          ZKHQ BRX HYHQWXDOOB GHFLSKHU WKLV BRX ZLOO UHDOLVH LW ZDV D ZDVWH RI WLPH!

          SFX JNRS FC U6 MNGR

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          • #6
            Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

            Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
            Assign that batch file as a computer startup script.

            Computer Configuration - Windows Settings - Scripts
            Landy, In this case i found out that it has to be an OU for the GPO to apply, builtin Computers container cannot be set.

            Therefore, If I right-click and move the Workstation into the custom OU would that be the way in doing it ? I haven't done this before so wondering if this is the way to do it in Active Directory.

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            • #7
              Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

              If you want to change the passwords in all the computers, edit the Default domain GPO, alternatively put the start up script in a GPO linked to the OU with the computer objects in.

              Cheers
              Caesar's cipher - 3

              ZKHQ BRX HYHQWXDOOB GHFLSKHU WKLV BRX ZLOO UHDOLVH LW ZDV D ZDVWH RI WLPH!

              SFX JNRS FC U6 MNGR

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              • #8
                Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

                Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                If you want to change the passwords in all the computers, edit the Default domain GPO, alternatively put the start up script in a GPO linked to the OU with the computer objects in.

                Cheers
                Ok,

                I'll take the second option since modifying the Default domain GPO is not a good practice

                thanks for the reply.

                Cheers !

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                • #9
                  Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

                  Originally posted by Albertwt View Post
                  Ok,

                  I'll take the second option since modifying the Default domain GPO is not a good practice
                  True, or you could link a new GPO at the domain level.
                  Caesar's cipher - 3

                  ZKHQ BRX HYHQWXDOOB GHFLSKHU WKLV BRX ZLOO UHDOLVH LW ZDV D ZDVWH RI WLPH!

                  SFX JNRS FC U6 MNGR

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                  • #10
                    Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

                    You could always do it manually using the local users and groups MMC snap in. It doesn't sound like that is the solution you are looking for, though.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Local Administrator password reset companywide

                      Try this

                      http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptin...-password.aspx

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