Changeing user account password over network

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squeezin

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Ok, so i sorta help out as a sys admin at my friends work...but im not computer expert. Just a computer and networking lover. :p And about every few months i change my admin user account password on all the computers. It's a small workgroup, no domain, of about 12 computers. And im looking for a easy way to change the password on all the computers over the network...if possible....in a workgroup.

So i came across PsPasswd from sysinternals..now owned by M$ ... but i dont think it would work for a workgroup enviroment...and i dont really understand how to use it. :eek:

This is the user/install guide it provides:
"

Installation

Copy PsPasswd onto your executable path and type pspasswd with command-line options defined below.

Usage

You can use PsPasswd to change the password of a local or domain account on the local or a remote computer.

usage: pspasswd [\\computer[,computer[,...] | @file [-u username [-p password]]] Username [NewPassword]]


computer
Run the command on the computer or computers specified. If you omit the computer name the command runs on the local system and if you enter a computer name of \\* then the command runs on all computers in the current domain.


@file
Execute the command on each of the computers listed in the file.


-u
Specifies optional user name for login to remote computer.


-p
Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.


Username
Specifies name of account for password change.


NewPassword
New password. If ommitted a NULL password is applied.

"


OK, so for starters...if this will work in my workgroup enviroment...what does the first line mean when it says:

"Copy PsPasswd onto your executable path and type pspasswd with command-line options defined below"

The rest of my questions ill ask if this would work in the workgroup.

Or if you have any suggestions for mass password change in a workgroup ???:confused:

also note, my admin username and password is the same across the board at the place.

Any and all help would be awesome.
 
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