Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Windows 2000 Member Server Administration

Posted on 2004-03-31
4
120 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hopefully this is an easy question.  Can anyone out there think of any drawbacks to altering the local Admin passwords on Windows 2000 member servers, to make them more secure?  I know the basic drawbacks but I want to have all my ducks in a row when its come time for the proposal.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:plsinc530
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
rj-smith earned 25 total points
ID: 10726849
I can't think of any drawbacks to changing the local admin passwords on Windows 2000. It's a good idea to make them as strong (i.e. long and complicated) as possible.

If you're referring to the pain of having to go around all your servers to change them individually then there is a utility that you can use to script the password changes. It's called cusrmgr.exe and it's in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit.

Hope that helps.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This article describes how to reset your Windows 10 password when you've forgotten it.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question