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Reset an AD user's password using auto password generator

Posted on 2009-04-06
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Hi,
i have the attached code provided here by Rob to auto generate a password using predetermined rules.
i need a way that would prompt me to enter a username and will reset the user's password to the auto generated value of the script (with the "user must change password at next logon" checked by default)

' Basis from here:
'http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/funzone/games/solutions08/avbsol05.mspx
' Question link:
'http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_24276924.html
 
'Description: Auto generates password according to the following rules:
 
' Be at least 8 positions in length but up to 9.
' Contain at least one English letter and one digit character
' Should not contain a digit character in the first and last position!(0-9)
' No special characters - lower case letters and digits only
' Must begin and end with a letter
' Should not contain identical consecutive characters (aa, ##, 88.)
' Should not contain specific words (e.g. help, desk)
 
 
Const MinLength = 8
Const MaxLength = 9
 
While ValidatePassword(strPassword) = False
        strPassword = GeneratePassword
Wend
MsgBox strPassword
 
Function GeneratePassword()
 
        strRndPwd = ""
        
        If MinLength = "" Or MaxLength = "" Then
                WScript.Echo "Min and max lengths are not defined. Please set MinLength and MaxLength globally."
                Exit Function
        End If
        
        Randomize
        intLength = Int((MaxLength - MinLength + 1) * Rnd + MinLength)
 
        Const AsciiLower = 32
        Const AsciiUpper = 126
 
        While Len(strRndPwd) <= intLength
        'Randomize
                strChr = Chr(Int((AsciiUpper - AsciiLower + 1) * Rnd + AsciiLower))
                If (Asc(strChr) >= 48 And Asc(strChr) <= 57) Or (Asc(strChr) >= 97 And Asc(strChr) <= 122) Then strRndPwd = strRndPwd & strChr
        Wend
 
        GeneratePassword = strRndPwd
End Function
 
Function ValidatePassword(strValPwd)
	Set objRegEx = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
	boolValid = True
	' Check the length requirement
	If Len(strValPwd) < MinLength Or Len(strValPwd) > MaxLength Then boolValid = False
	' Look for an english character
	If boolValid = True Then
		objRegEx.Pattern = "[a-z]"
		Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strValPwd)  
		If colMatches.Count = 0 Then boolValid = False
	End If
	' Look for a digit
	If boolValid = True Then
		objRegEx.Pattern = "[0-9]"
		Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strValPwd)  
		If colMatches.Count = 0 Then boolValid = False
	End If
	' Look for a digit in the first or last position
	If boolValid = True Then
		strFirstChr = Left(strValPwd, 1)
		strLastChr = Right(strValPwd, 1)
		If IsNumeric(strFirstChr) Or IsNumeric(strLastChr) Then boolValid = False
	End If
	' Prevent specific words from being the password
	Set objDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
	objDict.Add "ncx", 0
	objDict.Add "kbs", 0
	objDict.Add "qazwsx", 0
	objDict.Add "cns", 0
	objDict.Add "comverse", 0
	objDict.Add "help", 0
	objDict.Add "desk", 0
	If objDict.Exists(strValPwd) = True Then boolValid = False
	' Return the valid code
	ValidatePassword = boolValid
End Function

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Hi,

HTA in the link below will give you exactly what you needed

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_24279527.html

regards
Chandru
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Thanks for the Grade!!
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