Reset a Computer Account Password

Hi,

What is Reset a Computer Account Password .
How can we use this.And how is it useful.

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Sharath
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bsharathAsked:
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
On a domain, computers - just like users have passwords. By default a computer automatically changes its password every 30 days. The reset password does as it says - it resets the computers password. However, having reset the password you have to remove the machine from the domain and rejoin it to create a new password that both computer and domain controler negotiate
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Engineer_JOCommented:
It is useful when the user in the domain forgot his password. then the administrator resets the user password and give him a new one.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
The reset computer account does not affect users - its the computer password - resetting it breaks the authenticaltion credentials
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
... i should add that if the computer account cannot be validated by the domain controller - then no-one will be able to access the domain from that computer until the trust is re-established - as decscribed above.
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and235100Commented:
Technically - the computer can just be removed from the domain, the object deleted from Users and Computers and then re-added to resolve issues. The reset function actually is not really much use on computer objects in AD. (my opinion) I never use this particular option - as you can script the removal and re-adding of a computer to the domain - easier than playing around with the reset function.
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and235100Commented:
One more thing - with BackupExec 11d and the AD agent - you can restore/overwrite AD objects - this means that for users - you only need to reset the password - and re-enable the account...
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Thanks you all...
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