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Local Account lockout (remote)

Posted on 2007-03-26
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We have an account called "lroot" on most of the windows machines in our network.
These windows boxes are controlled by an Active Directory.
Thus a script can be run against them with administrative priv.
I have a list of every windows machine in our network.

I need to know how to mass "disable/lockout" the "lroot" account on all of the machines listed in a file per line
ie:
machine1
machine2
machine3

Maybe WMI or vbs?
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This lroot account. Is it a domain account? Or is it the local administrator account?
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You may want to refer to this article with instructions on how to change the passwords to local accounts. It's a little work on the administrators side, but it's a MS solution and FREE, and it's worked for many in the past.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272530

Hope that helps.
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by:KellyCraig
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Yes, they are local accounts in the administrators group.

Even if we could remove them from  the admin group without changing OUP?
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