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    AD Password Reset Utility

    Morning All,

    At the moment it's becoming a pain in the a$$ resetting passwords as always, but this years seams to be the worst. Now being an IT Admin I just remote to the server (windows based) and open AD, reset the password. Is there a utility out there that works on the mac so we can give it to the IT Teachers so they can reset passwords instead of sending the kids down to us?

    Thanks!

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    I'd be interested in finding something like this. Surely someone has figured something faster than remote desktop for such a simple task.

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    +1 for this!

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    WiseSoft has a brilliant one called Password Control.

    I created my own, for our school but the WiseSoft one is definitely worth a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    WiseSoft has a brilliant one called Password Control.

    I created my own, for our school but the WiseSoft one is definitely worth a look!
    Does it run on a mac though?

    Ben

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    It's a much needed tool! We had one on our old windows set-up but were now FULLY Apple, bar the servers.

    WiseSoft is a windows only app! A web based utility would also do the job!

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    We use an asp webpage to delegate this permission to the staff.

    The core of the page using this really old ASP function

    Function SetPassword(strUser,strPassword)
    Dim User
    Set User = GetObject("WinNT://" & strDomain & "/" & strUser & ",user")
    User.SetPassword(strPassword)
    User.setinfo
    End Function

    We set the anonymous user who can access this page to be an account with rights to change student passwords, so staff can just pop along to it, search for the student which is an LDAP search, then provide a new password to login.

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    Hmmm no spare server to get everything up and running on will need ASp enabled and stuff, were all in the cloud!

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    Anyone else found anything? Pulling my hair out here!

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    AD HelpDesk

    Runs from an iPad / iPhone / iTouch, find it on the app store: AD Helpdesk Lite [free] to reset passwords
    or AD Helpdesk [£5] to reset passwords, handle group policy and more...

    I've used it in an AD environment to reset student passwords from my work iPad.

    hope this helps

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    Will certainly have a play with that!

    Thanks

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    Connects to the server etc,finds users - however when I press reset password I get a "Hard Error" any ideas?

    Just downloading paid version now!

    Thanks
    Last edited by betty02; 16th October 2013 at 12:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty02 View Post
    Connects to the server etc,finds users - however when I press reset password I get a "Hard Error" any ideas?

    Just downloading paid version now!

    Thanks
    Ensure that you have set up the preferences file on your iDevice to include a default password for the reset operations as it is [blank] the first time you use it.

    Regards

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    Yeah tried that, shows the dots in the field, press the button and nothing Emailed support!

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    Works on my phone! interesting!

    EDIT: FIXED IT!! Doesn't like my jailbreak haha!

    Absolutely fantastic app!! Kudos!
    Last edited by betty02; 16th October 2013 at 01:31 PM.

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