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

Posted on 2011-10-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?

Question by:NormanMaina
    LVL 37

    Accepted Solution

    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

    LVL 37

    Assisted Solution

    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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