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Changeing user account password over network

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by squeezin, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. 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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