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    Hello,
    I am new to scripts so any help willb e greatly appreciated. I need to reset local admin password using a script. My prefernece is to change it via a batch file/vb script and deploy that file using the Altiris deployment server. If its not possible, then I would be greatfull for any Active directory method.
    If you need any further info, please let me know.
    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
    Naz

  • #2
    Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

    Moved from XP Forum to, Scripting???
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...7/hey0703.mspx
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      • #4
        Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

        why not use pspasswd from the pstools suit from sysinternals/m$ ?

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        • #5
          Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

          Or Account Manager from Optimum X http://www.optimumx.com/download/
          Gareth Howells

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          • #6
            Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

            Or Reset Local Password Pro from Keroon Software?

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            • #7
              Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

              Another good one. Did you not Google, Naz?
              Gareth Howells

              BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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              "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

              "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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              • #8
                Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

                Hi dear,

                You can use the below bat file to change the administrator password.
                this is single line

                net user administrator paswd


                paswd= password for the administrator

                just write this in a bat file.save it as any name
                apply by GPO log on scripts on the domain level or OU level where all machine account existed.

                this will automatically changed the administrator accounts paswd on every login of domain machine. either user change the password next time when the computer start the accoount password will agian reset.

                Thanx
                Vijay
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                Last edited by vsharma; 10th April 2011, 06:33.

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                • #9
                  Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

                  pspasswd is easier and doesn't depend on the users logging on.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

                    vsharma, you do realise that all users have read access to SYSVOL and NETLOGON, and that all users can therefore see what your local administrator password is? If you absolutely must change the administrator password with a startup script, it is critical that you encrypt it.
                    Gareth Howells

                    BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                    Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                    Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                    "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                    "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Reset local admin password on Windows XP Machines

                      http://www.jdhitsolutions.com/pwdman/index.htm

                      Works great--

                      350 pc's
                      15 subnets

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