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    Simple password reset app for staff

    Just finally got sick of fielding requests for password resets for pupils. So I have rustled up a dinky little app which will allow staff to do it for pupils, without giving them any complex ADUC or permissions they don't need.

    I've only tested it in Windows 2003 and Windows XP SP3.

    If anyone finds issues, please say so, and I'll update as I go.

    I won't be adding any extra 'features' as such (ie. locking or anything like that) as I don't want this to be anything more than a reset app.

    Instructions are in the README.

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    This any use to anyone?

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    Mind if I add it into my app???

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    You can, yes.

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    Thanks...what program did you use to make it BTW???

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    Its programmed in c# using visual studio 2010.

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    Like the concept, and the app looks good, but I do have to give a +1 to WiseSoft Password Control here - which has been rolled out across the site for all staff to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    Like the concept, and the app looks good, but I do have to give a +1 to WiseSoft Password Control here - which has been rolled out across the site for all staff to use.
    Looks too complicated and allows too much freedom compared to what I want - ie. I want staff to only be able to select users from a list, and click reset with a preset value. I don't want them choosing passwords, or having to type things in.

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    Good point... we tend to get the students to start typing their own username in and then hit search. I do like being able to use a drop down tho.

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    Hi localzuk,

    Looks like a wonderful little app could be really useful for our school. Been trying to get it to work however but with no success so far, I can get a list of students to reset the password for but when I click "Reset" it comes up with an error saying "Error: An invalid dn syntax has been specified." I have checked my settings in the config file but can't see where I may be going wrong, please see below:

    <applicationSettings>
    <Reset_Password.Properties.Settings>
    <setting name="Group" serializeAs="String">
    <value>Domain Admins</value> (Just to test the app out)
    </setting>
    <setting name="Domain" serializeAs="String">
    <value>schooldomainname</value>
    </setting>
    <setting name="TopLevelOU" serializeAs="String">
    <value>OU=Students,OU=Managed Users,DC=school,DC=devon,DC=sch,DC=uk</value>
    </setting>
    <setting name="ADServer" serializeAs="String">
    <value>curriculum</value>
    </setting>
    <setting name="Password" serializeAs="String">
    <value>college</value>
    </setting>

    Any advice would be amazing, probably missing something obvious.

    Cheers
    Chris

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    Are you sure that that is the DN for the top level OU?

    Also, could you try using the IP address of the server rather than the DNS name?

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    Thanks for the reply, I have tried putting in the ip address in instead of the DNS name for the field ADServer, which bit are you referring to in "Are you sure that that is the DN for the top level OU?"

    Thanks again

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    This bit - OU=Students,OU=Managed Users,DC=school,DC=devon,DC=sch,DC=uk

    In your directory structure, are your pupil OUs in an OU called Students in an OU called Managed Users?

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    Yes they are, this is definitely the right LDAP path and it does bring up all the students in all the years just the reset password bit fails with the error "Error: An invalid dn syntax has been specified."

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    I posted this over 3 years ago which does the same thing (If you use the 'standard' year of entry prefixes and you're in a secondary school it finds your users without any configuration)

    Easy Password Reset Software

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