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How to force all network users to change password during next login in SBS 2008 ?

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- we have SBS 2008 server, which is our AD & Email Server.

- there are around 40 network users

How can I force all the network users to change there passwords during the next login ?

1) Is there a simple way of doing it, using single script ? If YES  how ?

2)  Sometimes I have seen if its through policy, then it might take some time to update all
     the PC's.  Can I force this policy/script from the server for it to be effective during the next
    login for the network user ?

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Goto:
   windows SBS console
     select Users and Groups
        On the right hand side it says:
               Change Password Policies
Make a change to anything.
   apply the change and the ALL passwords are required to be changed at next login.
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you can enforce you GP with the command gpupdate.exe
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Sorry forgot to mention... You need to make a change  Apply it, then you can revert back.  as long as you make a more trenuous change it forces it to reset.

If both items in password requirements are selected.  Just move the requirement for the password length up 1 character.  Apply.
   Then you can drop it back down and Apply.
The first change will force all users to have to change passwords.

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In the SBS console, under users/groups. Choose change password policies. It will mark all non-admin accounts to must change password on next logon.
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 Is there a way to change the "local Administrator" passwords of all the computers in the network from the SBS 2008 server ?

Right now all the local administrator for all the PC's have one same password.

I wanted to change all of them from the SBS 2008 console, if YES how ?
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I've used this program named Domain Password Changer in the past. I will change the local administrator passwords of all domain joined computers. I've had it for years. I think it still works. However the original web site for it is no longer up. The filename is dcpc.exe. If you e-mail me at mattm AT connectexitc.com. I'd be happy to send you a copy.
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