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    Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Hi All,

    Just wondering what everybody's take is on resetting students passwords because they have forgotten them! We are currently resetting about 100-150 accounts per week. It seems that they just can't be arsed to remember their password, as we will reset it for them straight away.
    I have been thinking about only doing password resets on maybe Wednesdays, or even charging a small fee in an effort to reduce our workload and force them to remember.
    As usual, teaching staff seem to think that if we do not reset the students password immediatley, then we are "interfering with the teaching of students!"

    Cheers

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    We had problems with students "forgetting" passwords. In reality it was often that their password was a boyfriend/girlfriends name and they had changed their other half, or more commonly it was just an excuse to get out of doing any schoolwork.

    We implemented a password change fee, 50p. AMAZINGLY, suddenly they all began "remembering" their passwords

    Its worked so well that we have now dropped the fee, unknown to them, and they have stuck with remembering their passwords and not bothering us

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Installed Password Control and gave key staff permissions to change passwords and the problem has vastly reduced.

    I need a fine system for teachers logging on kids with thier own account. Myself and the IT-CoOrd were in the classroom with this teach last week - and the teach immediately logged the kid in before we could get there. The teachers desk PC was logged in with the utility running. The teach was so used to just sorting it out this way immediately.

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    We use ResetID here and teachers can reset student passwords, this has reduced the numbers greatly

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Like the look of that Password Control thing...tried registering to download it but the username/password sent to me in the email doesnt seem to work


    EDIT : Doh..my bad..what I thought was an L was a 1

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    just installed password control, it's a lot easier than remote desktop to sever then ad users and computers etc.

    Thanks for that.

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    You don't need to remote desktop to a server to access active directory controls. You just need to install the server administration tools pack. The installer for that is located on %systemroot%\system32 on the server and its called adminpak.msi. Run that MSI and you'll have all the AD tools and a few others as well

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    @ Mark

    You could just restrict the user to only be allowed to log in on one terminal at a time through GPO?

    Wes

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    All workstations have the Active Directory admin tools on. So all staff are allowed to open it and change the passwords in the students containers. They seem happy with that.

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    @ Mark

    You could just restrict the user to only be allowed to log in on one terminal at a time through GPO?

    Wes
    Yeah - must do that - will help a bit.

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Has anyone got any ideas about how kids could reset their own AD password from home through some sort of SSL enabled web front end?

    I know that I could set up the server admin pages, but that's for techies only so no use

    Thanks,
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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    Has anyone got any ideas about how kids could reset their own AD password from home through some sort of SSL enabled web front end?

    I know that I could set up the server admin pages, but that's for techies only so no use

    Thanks,
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    That idea starts ringing all sorts of alarm bells in my head im afraid 8O

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Well that's enough to put me off it

    Someone suggested it, thought it only fair to check it out.

    Thanks anyway

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Re: own password reset - how could you validate a user accessing it was actually that pupil though?

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    Re: Students forgetting passwords! Again!!

    Sorry my wording was unclear. I mean /change/ their password...not reset it.



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