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WSCRIPT / ADSI / Password Reset

Posted on 2006-10-29
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Hi,

I am looking for some guidance, I currently have the following script that I want to use to bind to an AD DC.  This will then reset the password for the specified, account.  The reason the credentials are being specified is because the script will be used to access many other domains as well as the one the server is a member of.

However myscript always fails on the objUser.SetPassword line, with an error of Access Denied.  Now the user being used to bind to AD does have the privilges to change this, as it is an enterprise admin, and doing so thru ADUC works fine.

I am guessing that my binding to AD is either unsuccessful, and resulting in the use of the locally logged on credentials, or it is not binding at all...

However if I replace the objUser.SetPassword (strNewPasswd) with   "Wscript.Echo objUser.AdsPath"  the script promptly returns the DN of the account in question...

Any ideas??

Cheers,
Tony


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Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://servername.domain.suffix/RootDSE")


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Credentials Used to Bind to AD with
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strPath = "LDAP://CN=UserName,OU=CompanyUsers,DC=domain,DC=suffix"
strUser = "username@domain.suffix"
strPasswd = "Password1"



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Account I want to have the password reset
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strUserDN = " CN=Username2, OU=CompanyUsers, DC=domain,DC=suffix"
strNewPasswd = "Password!"

Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN)
objUser.GetInfo
objUser.SetPassword (strNewPasswd)
objUser.SetInfo


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by:ihotdesk
ID: 17830313
Please also note that the lines beginning with  #### and the comments inbetween are not present inthe script and are only a means of highlighting text for the purposes of this question

Cheers,
Tony
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by:KPCarl
ID: 17830494
Looks like you aren't setting the credentials...

Try:

Set objDSO = GetObject("LDAP:")
Set objUser = objDSO.OpenDSObject(strPath, strUser, strPasswd,0}
     
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by:KPCarl
ID: 17830501
Correction:

Set objDSO = GetObject("LDAP:")
Set objUser = objDSO.OpenDSObject(strPath, strUser, strPasswd,0)
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ID: 17830533
Use this if you want to encrypt traffic: between your computer and the domain:


Const ADS_SECURE_AUTHENTICATION = 1
Const ADS_USE_ENCRYPTION = 2


Set objDSO = GetObject("LDAP:")
Set objUser = objDSO.OpenDSObject (strPath, strUser, strPasswd, _
ADS_USE_ENCRYPTION OR ADS_SECURE_AUTHENTICATION)

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