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Hi
I would like to reset the Local Administrator's password on about 300 pc. Is it possible with an Group Policy??

Thank you

Tonie.
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Pete Long earned 225 total points
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Though GPO, Im not sure (I dont think so)

Change All Local Admin Passwords


Change Local Administrator Password Remotely
 Download the utility 'cryptpwd' from :
http://www.jsiinc.com/dl/cryptpwd.zip

Now just create a text file containing all your server names
(e.g. serverlist.txt) and then create a batch file with the following line :

FOR /F %%x in (serverlist.txt) do cryptpwd -m \\%%x -P newpassword

(where newpassword is the password you want to set as the
local administrator password on the servers.)

(You obviously need to have admin. rights to the servers in order
to change the password.)
This method changes the password immediately.
From http://infocenter.cramsession.com/TechLibrary/GetHtml.asp?ID=1373&CatID=267
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For a VB Solution see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_20946526.html
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/user/scrug74.mspx

For a WMI Solution see http:Q_21098121.html#11852516

Also see
Program: ResetPW.EXE: Remote Password Change Utility
http://wettberg.home.texas.net/resetpw.htm
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Thank you, it works nice.

Tonie
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ThanQ
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