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Powershell script to Return AD's password status and ask if maintainer wants to change it.

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        I have a script that searches for an AD user and returns the users path and properties. I want the same script to include the users password status and ask the maintainer if they would like to change password at this time. Password activity needs to be piped out to text file.

        Here is the code I have so far...
$Search = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher([ADSI]“”)
$Search.filter = “(&(objectClass=user)(sAMAccountName=$User))”
$Search.Findall()

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Question by:missymadi
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by:alreadyinuse
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If your clients are in a domain ,GPO notifications presented on the clients desktop x number of days before it expires. Then they can change them from their workstations.
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by:missymadi
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This notification needs to be executed immediately. The purpose of the script is for the maintainer to run this script and have a report (printable) and an option to immediately change the password.
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KenMcF earned 2000 total points
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What information are you looking to get?
The quest cmdlets can probably do what you are looking for.

$user = read-host "Enter UserName"
Get-qaduser $User | Select PasswordLastSet, PasswordAge,PasswordExpires, PasswordNeverExpires, UserMustChangePassword, PasswordIsExpired, PasswordStatus
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by:missymadi
ID: 34883527
Here is the code I have so far. I have not tested in our lab as of yet.
What is the format/syntax to pipe the user information into a text file?

Thanks, Missymadi
$user = read-host "Enter UserName"
Get-qaduser $User | Select PasswordLastSet, PasswordAge,PasswordExpires, PasswordNeverExpires, UserMustChangePassword, PasswordIsExpired, PasswordStatus 
$User = read-host "Do you want to reset a user's password?"
$strResponse = Read-Host "[1] Yes, [2] No"

If ($strResponse -eq "1" $colComputers = ListComputers | Sort-Object}
***I want to run another script to reset user's password
$users = get-qaduser -samaccountname USERNAME 
$users | %{
set-qaduser -Userpassword 'Test'
get-qaduser -samaccountname $_.samaccountname | Select samaccountname, passwordlastset | out-file c:\PwdChanged.txt -noclobber
}

   else{Write-Host "Good-Bye"

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by:missymadi
ID: 34883553
Nevermind - I had the password file in there ;)

I am going to test the code in our lab now.
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by:missymadi
ID: 34883891
The reason for this script - we have a test LAN, and this script will come in handy to see test user stats and quickly(automatically) reset test users passwords.

Here is my code for the Powershell script. It is not executing how I expected.

1. Enter a username and the username entered password information will be returned.
2. The user is asked if they want to reset a user's password in AD. The reponse should be 1 for yes, 2 no
3. If user entered 1, enter user name and the script will change the users password. The password information should be printed to screen and to out.txt file so the user knows the new password.

$user = read-host "Enter UserName"
Get-qaduser $User | Select PasswordLastSet, PasswordAge,PasswordExpires, PasswordNeverExpires, UserMustChangePassword, PasswordIsExpired, PasswordStatus 
$User = read-host "Do you want to reset a user's password?"
$strResponse = Read-Host "[1] Yes, [2] No"

If ($strResponse -eq "1" )

{$users = get-qaduser -samaccountname USERNAME 
$users | %{
set-qaduser -Userpassword 'Test'
get-qaduser -samaccountname $_.samaccountname | Select samaccountname, passwordlastset | out-file c:\PwdChanged.txt -noclobber
}

   else{Write-Host "Exiting Search Script"}
}

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