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Creating a script to change local administrator account in all computers on startup

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Hi everybody.

My platform consists of a Windows Server 2003 R2 domain, with several member servers, and 400 desktops/laptops computers.

Each computer runs Windows 2000 (server & professional), XP, Vista, 2003 (server).

The local administrator account had been renamed to meet corporate IT security policies.

I need to create a GPO to run a Startup or Logon script as a way to guarantee that the local admin account on each workstation or member server change as Security Officer request.

We don't want to use utilities like PDPASSWD because we want to guarantee that all machines change password independly their are online or offline.

Can you suggest me an alternative.

Thanks a lot..!
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by:McKnife
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You say, "it had been renamed" - so what task is left, then? There are GPOs to rename that account, it's at computer config - windows settings - security settings - local policies - security options.
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by:goltrek
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Sorry, I mean: "It has been renamed". All local administrator accounts are renamed manually before the computers are delivered to users.
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by:goltrek
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And additionally I miss a phrase: That we need is to change all local administrator passwords remotely and automatically.
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Take a domain startup script that goes
net user administrator newpassword
net user newadminname newpassword
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