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    Bulk unique password change

    Hi ppl,

    We have recently moved to a new domain with existing users migrated from server 2003. At the moment staff and students have a default password, what I want is a tool or a way to create unique passwords for users which can then be put into a mail merge do we can give them out.

    I know that tools exist but just wondering which people recommend and/or FREE

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    Random password generator: Security Guide for Windows - Random Password Generator

    The way I do it for our new intake is to export from a spreadsheet I use to create the usernames a CSV with First Name, Surname, Username, Password and mailmerge this .csv with a document.

    Each student then gets a nice A4 page with our logo on, and the usual links listing their name, username, password and their email address (<<username>>@domain....)

    There's a spreadsheet out there which has admin tools, so you can bulk reset passwords by just copying and pasting - http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/software/a...t/default.aspx Screenshot of it below.

    All are free.

    Hope this helps

    I am also duty bound to say that STariq (aka my gaffer found this spreadsheet, and must be credited every time it's used :P)
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    If you're feeling super lazy you could also use a macro in Excel to generate a random string$ and then you have a self made password generator on the sheet you can use to reset the password with.

    VBA Express : Excel - Create Random Strings

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    This is part of the Admin Bar - [ see below ] - it will knock out some passwords for you.
    I did have a project going which had options for generating lists with options in regards to password complexity etc - I started it last year but have not got round to finishing it - might do one day....
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    We create passwords with pwgen -s (linux)

    Example csv
    Code:
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    Example script for bulk modifying
    Code:
    for /f "Tokens=1,2 Delims=," %%a in (input.csv) do (
    dsmod user "cn=%%a,ou=whatever,dc=example,dc=com" -pwd %%b -mustchpwd yes 
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    I'd suspect the inbuilt DSMod will work (combined with some basic scripting in Excel!)

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