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?

Thanks
Steve
shp44Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
 
rsivanandanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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

0
 
Jay_Jay70Commented:
why arent you using group policy against these servers?
0
 
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
0
Will You Be GDPR Compliant by 5/28/2018?

GDPR? That's a regulation for the European Union. But, if you collect data from customers or employees within the EU, then you need to know about GDPR and make sure your organization is compliant by May 2018. Check out our preparation checklist to make sure you're on track today!

 
Jay_Jay70Commented:
Rajesh,

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

Jay
0
 
rsivanandanCommented:
Oh. ok. I thought I misintrepreted the question.

Cheers,
Rajesh
0
 
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
0
 
shp44Author Commented:


Rajesh

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

Thank u
0
 
Jay_Jay70Commented:
saw my last post - meant to say it was just me* jumping to conclusions
0
 
rsivanandanCommented:
Ah, not a problem Jay :-) We've been here for some time now...

Cheers,
Rajesh
0
 
Jay_Jay70Commented:
that we have my friend :)
0
 
rsivanandanCommented:
:-)

Thnx for the points shp44

Cheers,
Rajesh
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.