Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Managing Local Administrator Password Using GPO

Here is a solution for managing built-in administrator account’s password via GPO.  This Solution is designed to meet the following requirements:

  • Password must be different on each workstation
  • Password must not be guessable from name of workstation, MAC address, etc.
  • There must be a way for eligible people (IT support staff) to easily know the password when necessary
  • Password management solution must scale to support thousands of workstations
  • Password management solution must be easily deployable and manageable
  • Password management mechanism must be resistant against tampering with
  • Password management solution must support renaming of built-in Administrator account
  • Password management solution must offer the mechanism for bulk password change when necessary
  • Solution must support Windows 2000 and above. For Vista and Win7, support of both x86 and amd64 platforms is required


Read more at source - http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Solution-for-management-of-ae44e789


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