Change local admin password with GOP
Posted on 2013-12-18
I've been looking over lots of posts on this and can't seem to nail it down.
Got a single domain with 180 laptops for students. The local "Administrator" account is disabled and we use a local account called cityadmin to log in locally with local admin rights.
I want to set up a GPO that will change the local cityadmin password.
Using Windows 08 server R2 as DC and WIndows 7 64bit Enterprise as clients.
After creating a GPO, I go to Computer - Preferences - Control Panel - Local users and groups
I create a NEW policy that updates local user cityadmin with a new password.
I link this to the OU with my machines.
I use gpupdate /force on a laptop
However, the laptop will process the user policy, but will give an error that it can't process the computer policy.
If I remove the GPO from the OU, both user and computer process fine.
Should this work? Or will I need to go to scripting?