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Is there a way I can get staff to reset student passwords on a vanilla network? I tried creating ...
20th April 2010, 02:22 PM #1
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Staff changing passwords on a vanilla network
Is there a way I can get staff to reset student passwords on a vanilla network? I tried creating a custom console of active directory users and computers but a standard user cannot access this (makes sense really!) Is there some way I can set them up to change student passwords without giving them the administrator password and letting them loose on the server (something which I really don't want to do!)
20th April 2010, 02:28 PM #2
You need to use the Delegate Control wizard in AD Users and Conputers to delegate password change to a group of users.
20th April 2010, 02:37 PM #3
It's been a while since we did this, but i think we needed to install the server 2003 admin pack, to enable to custom snap-in to work on the client machine.
20th April 2010, 02:38 PM #4
If you set up the delegated control like above you can create a simple batch file that prompts for you to enter the username and then for a password to reset to. Im just trying to dig it out now its alot easier then third party apps that you can buy. Will post it when i can find the script
20th April 2010, 02:51 PM #5
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Thanks! I have managed to run the delegate wizard and given the users rights. If you find that batch file/ script it would be much appreciated, otherwise i'll look at the admin pack
20th April 2010, 02:54 PM #6
set /p _username_=Please enter the username :
if "%_username_%" == "q" goto end
for /f "tokens=1* delims=*" %%i in ('dsquery user -limit 1 -samid "%_username_%"') do (
if NOT "%%i" == "" goto chpwd
dsmod user %_upn_% -pwdneverexpires no
dsmod user %_upn_% -pwd 123456 -mustchpwd yes
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20th April 2010, 03:12 PM #7
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Cool that's great
21st April 2010, 12:09 PM #8
Or you could give them this, once you've delegated control http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/software/p...l/default.aspx
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d-taylor (21st April 2010)
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