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auto change password to default password when userid account password expires

Posted on 2010-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi, i like to have a script which will change password to default when password expires. For example, if a user password is expired, it will be auto set to default password and the userid of the user will be reflected in the output file so that we can do the nesessary to change it. can this script be done up?
Question by:Shankar3003
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Expert Comment

ID: 33564257
the following site has very very cool scripts, will help you...


you have two requirement,
to know "when password is going to expire"
to Set a password

this site has both script is separate form, see if these are helpful


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ID: 33564272
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Accepted Solution

RobSampson earned 500 total points
ID: 33564410
Hi, this script will do the job for you.  It will need to be scheduled to run once per day or whatever you need.  Modify these lines:

strLogFile = "\\server\share\expiredpasswordresetlog.txt"
strDefaultPassword = "defaultpassword"
strOUPath = "ou=users,ou=main office,"

Leave strOUPath as a blank string
strOUPath = ""

if you want it to run over your entire AD.

For the moment, I have commented out these two lines:
                              'objUser.SetPassword strDefaultPassword

so that you can check the output, and make sure it identifies the correct accounts, before making any changes.  When you're happy with that, uncomment those lines by removing the apostrophe, and it will set the password.


' Source: http://www.chineseinnorthamerica.com/technical/active%20directory/articles/password%20expires.html
' Under: Listing 7. Answer to the exercise
'On Error Resume Next

If Right(LCase(WScript.FullName), 11) = "wscript.exe" Then
	Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
	objShell.Run "cmd /k cscript """ & WScript.ScriptFullName & """", 1, False
	Set objShell = Nothing
End If

Const E_ADS_PROPERTY_NOT_FOUND  = &h8000500D
Const ONE_HUNDRED_NANOSECOND    = .000000100
Const SECONDS_IN_DAY            = 86400

Set adoCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set adoConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
adoConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
adoCommand.ActiveConnection = adoConnection

 ' Search entire Active Directory domain.
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")

strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext")

strLogFile = "\\server\share\expiredpasswordresetlog.txt"
strDefaultPassword = "defaultpassword"
strOUPath = "ou=users,ou=main office,"

If strOUPath <> "" Then
	If Right(strOUPath, 1) <> "," Then strOUPath = strOUPath & ","
End If

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objLog = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strLogFile, 8, True)

strBase = "<LDAP://" & strOUPath & strDNSDomain & ">"

strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user))"

' Comma delimited list of attribute values to retrieve.
'strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,cn"
strAttributes = "adsPath"

' Construct the LDAP syntax query.
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
adoCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
adoCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
adoCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False

' Run the query.
Set adoRecordset = adoCommand.Execute
While Not adoRecordset.EOF
	Set objUser = GetObject(adoRecordset.Fields("adsPath").Value)
	intUserAccountControl = objUser.Get("userAccountControl")
	If Not intUserAccountControl And ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD Then
		On Error Resume Next
		dtmValue = objUser.PasswordLastChanged
		If Not Err.Number = E_ADS_PROPERTY_NOT_FOUND Then
			intTimeInterval = Int(Now - dtmValue)
			Set objDomain = GetObject("LDAP://" & strDNSDomain)
			Set objMaxPwdAge = objDomain.Get("maxPwdAge")
			If objMaxPwdAge.LowPart > 0 Then
				dblMaxPwdNano = Abs(objMaxPwdAge.HighPart * 2^32 + objMaxPwdAge.LowPart)
				dblMaxPwdSecs = dblMaxPwdNano * ONE_HUNDRED_NANOSECOND
				dblMaxPwdDays = Int(dblMaxPwdSecs / SECONDS_IN_DAY)
				If intTimeInterval >= dblMaxPwdDays Then
					WScript.Echo "The password for " & objUser.DisplayName & " has expired."
					'objUser.SetPassword strDefaultPassword
					objLog.WriteLine Now & " - reset password for " & objUser.distinguishedName
					'WScript.Echo "The password for " & objUser.DisplayName & " has not expired."
				End If
			End If
		End If
	End If

WScript.Echo VbCrLf & VbCrLf & "Finished."

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