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use GPO to enable local admin account and then set password to all domain computers

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Dear Experts,

I have over 600 PC's running windows operating systems - Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

I want to standardize the local administrator password for all PC's in the network.
Some PC's have the administrator account enabled and some do not.
I want all machines to have the administrator account enabled and have a standard password.

How can i achieve that using GPO?

thanks,
Norman
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Use group policy preferences.  Under computer config, preferences, Control panel settings, Local Users and groups
Right click, create New Local User.
Action UPDATE
User name, select Administrator (built in)
Set password and confirm

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If you create that policy and link it to the root of your domain then you have now got that administrator password set for all machines on your domain.
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