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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Because we are not allowed to ask staff to do admin tasks ...

    Some schools are stronger on this than others.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Are you sure that password manager isnt a third party piece of software? I have checked our windows 2003 servers and cant find any mention of a built in Password Manager.

    The way the screenshot has sections for "pupils documents" and "printer credits" smacks a little of a seperate piece of software or plugin too.

    Course..I could just be being blind and not seeing it though

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Password manger, Printer Credit , Pupils Documents, Supervisor tools?

    These options sound to me like you have far from a vanilla 2003 server install. Did you install the server yourself, or was it installed by an outside company.

    Sure you are not using Microsoft Learning Network Manager, in which case it is far from Vanilla.

    Why would MS have a tool called Pupils Files?

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I had to make it using the tools microsoft provide with Windows, took less than 5 minutes to make.

    All you have to do is make sure the 2003 Server Admin tools package is on each workstation (MS do an MSI package that goes out via group policy), then click start, run, type in MMC.

    That should give you a blank Microsoft Managment Console. Then add in the Active Directory Users and Computers plug in.

    Once that is done click on your root pupils organisational unit and click "open new window from here" So Teachers only see what they need to.

    Then on your new window, right click the root organtisation unit for the pupils and click "New taskpad view"

    Now select horizontal list and style as text click, next and next until that wizard ends and a new one starts. Now you want a menu command, if you select a user account on the left, the menu commands appear for that object on the right, so select change password, give it a name and some text and an icon.

    Now you will notice when you select a user the "Change Password" task appears in the task pain on the bottom . Now just click file options, give it a nice icon and a nice name, and bang you have fancy looking password manager for teachers. You can do what i did and add extra shell commands in too.


    O, forget you need to delegate allow changing of passwords to the staff group!

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Oh ! yeah..we made one with mmc, just thought that when you said that there was one already there , it was there as a prebuilt utility rather than something that could be created

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    So it does not come with Vanilla 2003 if you have to create it, your post made out that people were noobs for not using what comes ready made with windows.

    At Least thats the way I read you post.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Oh ! yeah..we made one with mmc, just thought that when you said that there was one already there , it was there as a prebuilt utility rather than something that could be created
    Well the utility is there really, just needs customising.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    If however you said it's simple to do using MMC's and password delegation in AD then that would have been fine.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers

    Well the utility is there really, just needs customising.
    I guess so, but I am lazy and prefer to just spend 30 secs downloading a prebuilt utility

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Cool. I never played with Taskpads before. Now I have AD Users & Computers with built in RDP and VNC shortcuts! Nice one Quackers!

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I was trying to do something like this the other day and couldnt for the life of me remember how

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Googling for MMC TASKPAD brings up a few useful sites.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Only problem with Taskpads is when it comes to Kids who have locked themselves out after x invalid password attempts.

    Its not as clear cut as allowing a password change - gotta dig deep and find a setting that holds a string of numbers IIRC

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    MMC 3.0 seems to mess up this taskpad view utility and add a actions tab which I can't seem to work out how to change it.



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