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    Remote change to Local Administrator password (any

    I would like to change, remotely if possible, the password of the local Administrator account on all of our XP PCs, which are on a Server 2003 Domain with Active Directory. I am a Domain Admin, of course, and know the current password.

    I should know how to do this -- but don't! Any suggestions, please?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Remote change to Local Administrator password

    Thanks, but it doesn't seem to be directed towards the Local Administrator's password!

    I have reminded myself of the W2K Resource Kit utility CUSRMGR which does the very thing I want, but it does not appear in any of the subsequent Resource Kits (XP, Server 2003), so I am not sure whether it will work on my XP boxes. I suppose I could try it on a 'disposable' one, unless anyone has any brighter ideas?!

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    Re: Remote change to Local Administrator password

    John,

    Check out Sysinternals Freeware - PsPasswd.

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    Re: Remote change to Local Administrator password

    Cusrmgr.exe from Server 2000 Reskit works perfectly on WinXP and Server 2003 in my test.

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    Re: Remote change to Local Administrator password

    Joe: how do I keep forgetting those Sysinternals programs, when I keep on recommending them myself?! Ideal!

    kaplinb: thanks for doing those tests - I would have tried them when back at work today -- honest!

    Rather a luxury to have two <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> programs I can use, when the only thing I could find during the day yesterday cost $125.99 to purchase!

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