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GPO disabled password options MS14-025

I have setup a GPO for  all my clients. It enables the local administrator account and assigns it a password. I just discovered that Microsoft disabled this feature.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2962486

I do not see the patches mentioned on the domain controller - 2919355, 2928120, 2961899 so I am not sure what patch disabled this feature.

I am wondering if there is anyway to get this back. I would uninstall those patches if I found them and see if that fixes it.
Windows Server 2008

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ajdratch

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

Microsoft removed a vulnerability to your system and you want to add that vulnerability back?

It is easy by scripting to add that functionality back just not by group policy that ALL users have access to and can read the plain text password.
ajdratch

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How can all users have access to the GPO if they are not domain administrators and can not log onto the servers.

What happens when something goes wrong with the computer and you need to log in with a local administrator account. Wouldn't it be great to know the password?

I saw the script in the link for that patch but I'd prefer not deal with all that code.

Here I am thinking I have all this covered only to find out MS disabled this.
David Johnson, CD

all gpo's reside in the sysvol directory which the users have read access to. Otherwise group policy would not work.
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Work around is to use RMM