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Windows 7 GPO to Enable Admin Account

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Is there a way for me to push out a GPO that will enable the local administrator account with the same password throughout my domain on Win 7 computers? If not, can I use powershell to do this & set the same password for all accounts? All of these computers are on a Windows 2008 domain.
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You can use group policy preferences and Alan goes over that here

http://abskb.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/how-to-use-group-policy-preferences-to-set-change-passwords/

The MS AD team also talked about this a few weeks ago, see the question about halfway down   http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/10/29/friday-mail-sack-not-particularly-terrifying-edition.aspx

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Mike
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