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Dear All,
I need to change the local administrator password for a computers OU contating around 120 computer with windows 7 installed and the AD is 2003.

I created batch file with "Net User Administrator Password" and add it to shut down scripts

but it didnt work as the domain users are retricted ( through other group policy) to access the CMD.

is there any way to solve this issue ( use runas in the batch file or something like that"
Is there another way yo change the password for windoes 7 computers other than this group policy.

Thanks
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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Try this tool.

This is free.

http://www.netwrix.com/local_admin_bulk_password_reset_freeware.html


NetWrix Bulk Password Reset is a simple tool that quickly changes multiple local account passwords in bulk and across multiple computers. By periodically changing passwords, you keep all your systems secure with just a few clicks of the mouse.

   

Organizations that have Active Directory deployed usually manage all user accounts centrally.
But every server and workstation in your network still has a local administrator account, and many IT professionals don\'t perform proper maintenance for these accounts.
Local administrator accounts are typically set to certain default, well-known values and never get changed because there is too much other work that needs to be done.


Bulk Password Reset is a simple tool that quickly changes multiple local account passwords in bulk and across multiple computers.
By periodically changing passwords, you keep all your systems secure, and Bulk Password Reset allows you to do this with just a few clicks of the mouse.
You can specify an entire domain, select a specific subset of computers, or tell the tool to use a computer list from a text file.


The tool is provided free of charge for use by organizations and individuals.
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I have used the Sanur.exe extension before

http://www.commandline.co.uk/sanur_unsupported/index2.html

as an example line we would have

runas /u:%computername%\administrator officecompatabilitymsi\FileFormatConverters.exe|sanur password
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by:CaptainGiblets
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It can be done a lot easier though if you have the client side extension for preferences installed.

You just go into computer configuration > control panel > local users > create new > update > local administrator built in > enter desired password.

and its done.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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I have a powershell script for this, I can provide it to you tomorrow.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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attached are two scripts. You need to enter credentials like .\Administrator or the name of admin account
ChangeLocalAdminPwd.txt
VerifyLocalAdminPwd.txt
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