• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1242
  • Last Modified:

Non-Admin User Change AD Passwords

In a school, thousands of student accounts.  They may be smart in math, but not in remembering their passwords!!  Is there a way to give a teacher, maybe a script, that would do something like:

change_pwd username newpassword

Since they won't know the old password!  The teachers are not admins or domain admins and I want to keep it that way.  

Windows 2008R2 servers, XP and Win 7 clients.
1 Solution
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
A user can change their own password (if option is checked in AD) and if they know their current password.

Otherwise non-admins *cannot* change passwords. Else havoc would ensue.

Sorry. ... Thinkpads_User
delegate password reset permissions to your require users using Delegation of Control Wizardn Active Directory.  http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1464-how-to-delegate-password-reset-permissions-for-your-it-staff

then use this free GUI tool to reset passwords.  http://www.burconix.com/?p=software-teacher-reset-student-passwords-free-tool

poweshell also can use to reset passwords. but they are non technical use above method

Powershell script to reset multiple AD passwords  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/eu/winserverpowershell/thread/1636a440-b2b0-4e87-ba0b-f91ac3b75535
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now