Change local admin password on multiple Windows 2008 servers and Win 7 Desktops
We has a system admin recently leave and i'd like to update all local admin passwords on our Windows 2008 R2 servers and Win 7 desktops. What is the easiet way to update 300 workstations and 45 servers with my new local admin password.
I want to keep the same account, just change the passowrd.
Using mpbeavjr's method, the account "administrator" gets a new password. Fine. But what about the domain admins' passwords? And what about admin accounts the leaving admin has created locally on the servers or workstations that don't read "administrator"? What about spying software that sits on your pc and records the new passwords you're about to use and sends them home to the leaving admin?
If the "leaving admin" has already left, why even care? Is he, although he does not work for you, anymore, still in the position to somehow use these passwords via remotely accessible computers (accessible via internet, not via LAN!) ? Or is he maybe having a contact person inside your company that he could tell these passwords who would assist him in doing something evil?
If no: don't do anything. What for?
If yes: do a lot more than just changing the local admin passwords. First of all think about blocking remote access.