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You COULD obtain a copy of lophtcrack. This will attempt to try thousands of "common" passwords, and usually manages to guess a few in a large environment. Since this is CPU intensive, it is best run on a machine with a powerful CPU and graphics card.
technically there is no way to retrieve user passwords using a script or via GUI. actually there is no such an API or backdoor available from Windows at all.
Don't be nice to your users, employ a complex password using group policy on your default domain policy and then run a script to force password change on next logon.
There is to get password hash
whats the specific Windows API to get a password hascose?
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