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How can i reset local administrator throw Group policy , this feature is disabled from Microsoft and i want to enable it

Posted on 2016-07-25
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Last Modified: 2016-09-17
How can i reset local administrator throw Group policy , this feature is disabled from Microsoft and i want to enable it on my risk for testing purposes , is there any way to enable it ?

this is the steps to do it but the password box is disabled

1. Start the Group Policy snap-in.
2. Expand Computer Configuration
3. Expand Preferences
4. Click Control Panel
5. Right-click Local Users and Groups
6. From the menu select New – Local User.
7. Select Update as the action
8. Type Administrator into the User name text box
9. Type the new password into the Password text box, confirming the password in Confirm Password text box.
10. Press OK.

see the picture i uploaded
Question by:Abdulaziz Aljbiry
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LAPS is the new way to administer the built-in local administrator's password: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46899&wa=wsignin1.0

For a slightly better solution, see my article https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18180/A-concept-for-safe-user-support.html

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by:Abdulaziz Aljbiry
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Thank you Mcknife

i search for the tools but it need to be installed and need to edit the schema for the AD , do you now any way to open the old way from GPO ?
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McKnife earned 2000 total points (awarded by participants)
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"The old way" was destroyed because it was incredibly insecure. Don't use it.
To use it, you'd have to uninstall the patch that destroyed it, it was kb2962486, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2962486
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for McKnife's comment #a41794830

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All details given will surely solve this. Positive feedback was given.
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Thanks Mr. Wolfe.

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