reset a computers local user account password with a Group policy

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a large number of PC's that have a proup policy to stop users logging on locally with there network accounts and use only the local computer user account, but they change the password alot and i would like to be able to change that password via a gpo instead of having to visit each machine 1 after another, is this possible?
Question by:Amb_Man
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    by:Joseph Moody
    If all of the user accounts are the same per each machine, try this as a startup script:

    net user "user account name" password

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