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Need tool to reset the Active Directory Account

Hi, I need too to reset password/unlock the AD account in our evironment. Please suggest.

Plan : User need to unlock/reset their password without contacting service desk.

Env AD server  2003 users : XP/Win 7
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Sekar Chinnakannu
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Glen KnightCommented:
I have customers who use ADSelfService from ManageEngine which provides a web interface for managing accounts/passwords for end users.

See here: http://www.manageengine.com/products/self-service-password/index.html
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerAuthor Commented:
I am looking for script or free tool.
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Glen KnightCommented:
What about umanage? It's open source: http://umanage.codeplex.com/

I know someone who was trialking it but I have no feedback regarding it yet.
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nipponsoulCommented:
I know you would like something free but please consider what you are trying to achieve and the implications it might have.

I wouldn't go for any script or free tool if I were you because you will  end up with security issues. How is a script going to warn you if a malicious user makes multiple attempts to change passwords for other accounts? If it allows to change, does it also unlock? What other AD attributes can be manipulated or changed that way with a script from someone who wants to harm the company?

From my experience if you are going to allow domain users to reset their own passwords you need a good 3rd party application which gives you full control and alerts or locks people when there are multiple attempts. Something that monitors where, when from whom the reset attempts were made.

I have used Quest Software Password Manager in the past and find it one of the best in the market.

http://www.quest.com/password-manager/


Nevertheless I had a look for you for free tools and if it is less than 50 users you can check this one out:

http://4sysops.com/archives/free-jiji-self-service-password-reset-allows-end-users-reset-their-password/

I haven't tried the above though.

Kind regards,
Fenia

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Glen KnightCommented:
My suggestions not useful at all?
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerAuthor Commented:
oops forgot to share the poing Demazter :(, please help to share same.
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nipponsoulCommented:
not to mention my B lol :P
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerAuthor Commented:
both answer are helped me in this, But forgot to share the points.
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Glen KnightCommented:
I've asked for the question to be re-opened
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerAuthor Commented:
Good Suggestion
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