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Re: Local Administrator password change for many computers
From: Eric Case <eric () ERICCASE COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:26:03 -0700
I use the "Danish Company PasswordChanger" (DCPC) to mass change passwords.
It looks like the site (http://www.danish-company.com/dcpc) has gone offline
and the license agreement says:
This program has been released as freeware under the following conditions:
1. It is not to be distributed via the internet or via any other media
without the prior approval of the author. In particular, it is not to be
made available from internet sites which promote the illegal
modification of software
so I cannot post it for download, but someone did here
http://www.billthecomputerguy.com/itsupport and its MD5 sum matches mine.
If you or someone else wants, I can email you the 204 KB zip file.
Eric Case, CISSP
eric (at) ericcase (dot) com
(520) 344-CISO (2476)
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Subject: [SECURITY] Local Administrator password change for many computers
Has anyone come across a good method for changing local administrator
passwords on many computers?
I've looked into:
pspasswd from sysinternals
group policy preferences
I'm not impressed with how GPP obfuscates the password, scripts are
insecure(?) and pspasswd is not very ellegant since it requires the computer
to be alive at the time its run.
Any other ideas?
IT Security Consultant
Southern Adventist University