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Dear all, I had 2 windows 2k DC  .  If I have use done a password change on one of the user using the AD.

what is the command line I should use in order to manually force a sync or update to other DC ?

Please assist. thank
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Launch Active Directory Sites and Services --> Expand First Site Name --> Expand the server all the way until you see NTDS settings. Highlight NTDS settings and highlight server you want to force replication to/from on right pane. Right-click server and select "Synchronize Now".
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The best way to reset a password is to connect to the closest domain controller to the user in AD Users and Computers and then reset the password. Then you won't have to wait.

Technically, password changes are instantaneous but it doesn't seem to be so.
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victornegri is correct.

You could also use acctinfo.dll I believe this works in Windows 200 also.

AcctInfo.dll. Helps isolate and troubleshoot account lockouts and to change a user's password on a domain controller in that user's site. It works by adding new property pages to user objects in the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7AF2E69C-91F3-4E63-8629-B999ADDE0B9E&displaylang=en

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To change a user's password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type:
net user danielp * /domain
OR
net user danielp 123456 /domain

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBJ/TIP4600/rh4646.htm
http://www.petri.co.il/change_user_password_from_the_command_prompt.htm
http://labmice.techtarget.com/windows2000/Administration/password.htm

Hope this helps,
Engineer_Dell
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