Solved

Non-Admin User Change AD Passwords

Posted on 2013-01-15
2
973 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-16
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.
0
Comment
Question by:dougp23
2 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 38781035
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
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
upalakshitha earned 500 total points
ID: 38781050
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
http://msgroups.net/microsoft.public.windows.powershell/change-ad-user-password/86249

Powershell script to reset multiple AD passwords  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/eu/winserverpowershell/thread/1636a440-b2b0-4e87-ba0b-f91ac3b75535
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now