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Domain Password Management


Hi All

I  have approx 50 W2k servers w/ local admin accts. I s there an easy way or 3rd party tool that will allow me to manage the passwords from one location. For example if policy state s all passwords must be changed every 90 days how can I do this remotley to all severs?

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Steve
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rsivanandanCommented:
Very Simple;

Go to http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsPasswd.html and get the pspasswd utility.

Then just run it this way;

Make a text file, lets call it 'file' and put in your machine names one by one into it. You can easily do it by exporting an AD query to a text file.

pspasswd @file Administrator <newpassword>

Run it with domain administrator privilege and you are done. Just create a batch file and keep it for future.

Batch File:

pspasswd @file Administrator %1

Save the above into 'change.bat' and invoke it as 'change.bat <newpassword>'

Cheers,
Rajesh

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
why arent you using group policy against these servers?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Jay,

  I believe he is referring to the local admin accounts on the domain computers which is almost never used to logon locally ?

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Rajesh,

i see what you are meaning and i like that batch file

Jay
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rsivanandanCommented:
Oh. ok. I thought I misintrepreted the question.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no no, it was just mean jumping to conclusions! i usually take the route of not touching the local admin accounts when a domain admin account is available
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shp44Author Commented:


Rajesh

Youre interpretation is correct, I will try to run it today

Thank u
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
saw my last post - meant to say it was just me* jumping to conclusions
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rsivanandanCommented:
Ah, not a problem Jay :-) We've been here for some time now...

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
that we have my friend :)
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rsivanandanCommented:
:-)

Thnx for the points shp44

Cheers,
Rajesh
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