Change Active Directory Password on PC not connected to the network - is it possible?
Posted on 2011-10-04
We have a Password Policy on Active Directory where users must change their passwords every 60 days,
What often happens is management might be abroad or away from the Office for long periods and their AD passwords expire while the notebooks are not switched on (as they use their iPads a lot for meetings when away from the Office),
They then switch on the Notebook for what ever reason to work on it while still away from the Office and can then not get into the Notebook because of the expired AD Password.
Logging on locally is possible as we have not disabled any local accounts but because we use folder redirection the user's documents will be in a "hidden" cached location on the Laptop only visible / accessible from the notebook when logged as the user.
How do one get the user logged in or reset his AD password on the Notebook when the notebook is not at the Office? (Even if I can do this by logging in as the local administrator and somehow reset the "cached" ad password on the Laptop so that he can just get in with his AD Account until he is back at the office).
Thanks for any help on this one, I think it should be worth 1000 points :)