PowerShell Script to Change Local Admin Password on Multiple Servers


I found the below PowerShell script which reads the hostname of servers from a text file and sets the provided password on all servers.

$computers = Get-Content -path C:\computers_list.txt
$user = "Administrator"
$pass = "Password"

Foreach($computer in $computers)
 $user = [adsi]"WinNT://$computer/$user,user"

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However, I want to set a different password for each server. So I need to modify the script to do so.

For example, to include the password in the text file next to each hostname, separated with comma. Or to have one text file with hostnames and one text file with passwords.

Can anybody help?

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Nadav SolomonCommented:
You can create a .csv file with computer,password (as headers) use import-csv like this:
import-csv filename | %{
    $computer = $_.computer
    $pass = $_.password
    #your code here

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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:

Please check this link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/3062591.aspx
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2962486 also has sample PowerShell scripts for generating random passwords, setting it, and recording the information to a file.
Nadav SolomonCommented:
If you are worried about security use the invoke-command with the -usessl option
Nadav SolomonCommented:
Glad I could help, thanks for the feedback.
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