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Generate new passwords for users

Posted on 2006-07-19
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Hi,

We are in need of a utility that will give each of our 300 domain users a new random password in active directory and then output all the new passwords (with ref to their relevant accounts) to say a csv file so we can inform the users when they come in the following day.

Can anyone help me with this

thanks

Daz
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Someone else may be able to do this in AD; I can't think of how off the top of my head. I guess a random character string app that can be founds somewhere on the web.

 But I was able to use Excel to generate single random characters and numbers; then append the alphanumerics to a specific cell.  From I suppose you can create a string with DSMOD USER with all of the relevent user information.  You can use this to create a batch file that can be executed against your AD.

Just found this.  Here are the specifics of DSMOD USER that you can use.

http://www.robvanderwoude.com/adshelp/dsmod_user.txt

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oh just in case; this can be all done in Excel.  up to the point prior to running the batch file.

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