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Windows Server 2008 Thread, whole school password reset issue when using the & character in Technical; I installed a sharepoint server over the holidays and as part of the risk assesment we decided to go from ...
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    whole school password reset issue when using the & character

    I installed a sharepoint server over the holidays and as part of the risk assesment we decided to go from medium passwords to strong.

    we have added an additional characeter to the 8 character password by using either $ % or &

    passwords with $ and % have succeeded but passwords with the & have failed

    on closer look at the results I noticed where a password with the & a space was included

    what it should be

    e.g &h6j37dj6

    instaed dsmod has tried to do this

    & h6j37dj6

    is the a way to stop this from happening so I can complete the password reset?

    cheers

    stupid I know!

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    wish I had tested the & sysmbol...... stupid school boy error, I really dont fancy changing 134 pupil passwords manually.

    I would take a good hour to do ..... idiot.. stupid blooming daft ignorant idiot!!!!

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    typical example line

    dsmod user "CN=joe bloggs, OU=Year Intake 2005, OU=Students, DC=myschool, DC=LOCAL" -pwd &h6j37dj6

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    Tried quoting the password?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Tried quoting the password?

    in "&h6j37dj6" or '&h6j37dj6'

    no

    which one, I don't wish to screw things any more lol

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    Have you tried using admodify.net instead ?

    See ADModify.NET - Home

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    The first I'd have thought but just try it for one user and see if it works.

    Or if you wait til the morning I'll try it on my test net.

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    Or Bulk AD Users is fantastic too. Available here.

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    just created a test account, and tried tha password in " and its worked thank you guys for the quick responce.... and I will also take a look at the 2 apps tomorrow for future refrence!!!! Im happy again!! Just need to go and send this out to the whole school again.

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    S'what edugeek's all about

    Have a nice evening.

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    think I need to change my name to numpty.... dos_bos would you like to do the honours!!

    edugeek rocks man!!

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    Ah not at all fella, everyone has their own unique contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    typical example line

    dsmod user "CN=joe bloggs, OU=Year Intake 2005, OU=Students, DC=myschool, DC=LOCAL" -pwd &h6j37dj6
    We use MS excel to create a whole long batch file with individual passwords. The same excel spreadsheet can be used with word to mailmerge the acceptable use policy/introduction letter.

    If you're not bothered if all the passwords are the same (eg resetting a load of passwords for exam use or for a training session or open day) you can do it all in one line:

    dsquery user "OU=Year Intake 2005, OU=Students, DC=myschool, DC=LOCAL" -name 05* | dsmod user -pwd mynewpassword

    There's a lot you can do with the dstools when piping them together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnsonuk View Post
    We use MS excel to create a whole long batch file with individual passwords. The same excel spreadsheet can be used with word to mailmerge the acceptable use policy/introduction letter.

    If you're not bothered if all the passwords are the same (eg resetting a load of passwords for exam use or for a training session or open day) you can do it all in one line:

    dsquery user "OU=Year Intake 2005, OU=Students, DC=myschool, DC=LOCAL" -name 05* | dsmod user -pwd mynewpassword

    There's a lot you can do with the dstools when piping them together...
    cheers,

    yeah I use dstools alot, I did a dsquery first to drag user ad path and names and then used that info in a excel spreadsheet to set the passwords.

    we keep a spreadsheet of all username and passwords in the school. its something the school has always done since I started. Im trying to et everything AD integrated for the school so we dont have to create accounts for everything that requires a login. so far so good, but to force staff and students to use a unique username and password has proved successfull here.

    we dont get jobs to retireve deleted work any more for students. pluss we can also do spot checks on everyone on the mymail system to make sure its been used propperly.

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