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    Allowing staff to change student passwords

    Hi all,

    Running server 2008 Enterprise with winxp & 7 PCs. Do you know of any software / freeware or method of
    enabling the teachers to reset the pupils network passwords without giving
    them access to the server.

    I do not really want to give them access to the server to reset pupil
    passwords via AD if there is a simple interface or method of doing it
    without.

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    We created a custom MMC and deligated rights in Active Directory. Easy, Quick & Free. You just need to make sure you have the management tools installed on the client machine.

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    There's a free password change app here: Burconix - Professional ICT Solutions for Education and SME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJF View Post
    There's a free password change app here: Burconix - Professional ICT Solutions for Education and SME.
    Great tool but I can;t get it to work x-domain

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    Quote Originally Posted by himji View Post
    Great tool but I can;t get it to work x-domain
    I believe you can get support for it - I think they send you a mail stating as much when you download it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    We created a custom MMC and deligated rights in Active Directory. Easy, Quick & Free. You just need to make sure you have the management tools installed on the client machine.
    This is exactly what we did. Nice and simple and as you say, free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJF View Post
    I believe you can get support for it - I think they send you a mail stating as much when you download it.
    Not got the mail. But I'm quite sure it won't work cross domain. I can get the ldap searches to work but it won't reset the password, complains it can't find the object.

    the mmc option is good, I have that working in our library. But they have had specific training on how to search for accounts etc, I'm not going to train our academic staff to use the mmc, not with the amount of accounts we have in there....
    Mind you, now I have them all in one OU it might just work hmmm

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    Do as FN-GM said. Simple and easy and easy for teachers to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJF View Post
    I believe you can get support for it - I think they send you a mail stating as much when you download it.
    Better still, they've compiled a new version for me where you can set the target domain. Top service

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    best thing we ever did was give rights to tutors to change passwords - all tutors have a shortcut on the desktop to the app to change them.

    We use : http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/software/p...l/default.aspx

    It's free and easy and changes a password in a click of a button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    We created a custom MMC and deligated rights in Active Directory. Easy, Quick & Free. You just need to make sure you have the management tools installed on the client machine.
    How did you go about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    How did you go about this?
    Give me a few days i will make a guide. PM if i forget (i have a memory like a fish)

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    Quackers gave a great guide to creating a custom mmc here - Teachers resetting pupil passwords

    1. Go to an XP Station and make sure the Server admin tools pack is installed.

    2. click start, then run, and type mmc

    3. File, Add Remove Snap in

    4. Click Add

    5. Select Active Directory Computers and Users

    6. Click Add

    7. Click OK

    8. You will then have the normal Active Directory user/computer manager, go to the root OU where your pupils are stored.

    9. Right Click on the OU and select new window from here

    10. Close the other window from the root of the domain as we do not need that.

    11. Click View then "New taskpad view"

    12. Select Horazontal List as style

    13. Click Next and Next again giving the view what ever names you want.

    14. Do not run the next wizard.

    15. Highlight a user account, then go Action, Edit Task Pad View, then click on the tasks tab.

    16. Click NEW then menu command, and then select Reset Password on the right hand pane. Click next, give it an icon. Click Finish close the boxes. Now when you click a user you get the reset password icon appear.

    17. Now just do a tidy up, get the view as you want it, click file options give it a name, icon for the console, save the console and create a shortcut to it on a shared drive and as along as the admin tools are install on the station it will work.

    Sorry if i have missed a bit off, i'm rushed this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie_Dellend View Post
    Quackers gave a great guide to creating a custom mmc here - Teachers resetting pupil passwords

    1. Go to an XP Station and make sure the Server admin tools pack is installed.

    2. click start, then run, and type mmc

    3. File, Add Remove Snap in

    4. Click Add

    5. Select Active Directory Computers and Users

    6. Click Add

    7. Click OK

    8. You will then have the normal Active Directory user/computer manager, go to the root OU where your pupils are stored.

    9. Right Click on the OU and select new window from here

    10. Close the other window from the root of the domain as we do not need that.

    11. Click View then "New taskpad view"

    12. Select Horazontal List as style

    13. Click Next and Next again giving the view what ever names you want.

    14. Do not run the next wizard.

    15. Highlight a user account, then go Action, Edit Task Pad View, then click on the tasks tab.

    16. Click NEW then menu command, and then select Reset Password on the right hand pane. Click next, give it an icon. Click Finish close the boxes. Now when you click a user you get the reset password icon appear.

    17. Now just do a tidy up, get the view as you want it, click file options give it a name, icon for the console, save the console and create a shortcut to it on a shared drive and as along as the admin tools are install on the station it will work.

    Sorry if i have missed a bit off, i'm rushed this morning.
    Sorry for dragging up an old thread.

    I have finally got round to giving this a go this morning and must say im actually quite impressed. One quick question however, is there a way to removed all other AD permissions and just leave reset password. Currently if i right click on a user i get the option to delete etc.

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