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    View user password in AD

    Hey

    Is there a way to view the users password that is stored in AD?

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    Re: View user password in AD

    No not without cracking it etc etc. So just take it as a no .

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    Re: View user password in AD

    oh ok, not to worry

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    Re: View user password in AD

    You cannot access the SAM file whilst the server is running. If you boot into DOS you can perform all manner of wonders!!!

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    Re: View user password in AD

    Out of curiosity, why would you need to do that anyway?

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    Re: View user password in AD

    Auditing password security.

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    Re: View user password in AD

    I would have thought GPOs were less effort.

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    Re: View user password in AD

    One must be able to prove that the policies are being followed. It is not sufficient just to set them and forget about it.

    Although to be fair, in a school enviroment you'd probably never be asked to do this. Most likely because you don't have an audit department.

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    Re: View user password in AD

    Very true

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    Re: View user password in AD

    Isn't running your own dictionary attack against the accounts enough?

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    Re: View user password in AD

    The auditing you'd have to perform would be dictated by a combination of your audit and password policys.

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