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Is there a way to reset a user domain password remotely without login to a remote desktop to the domain controller? I could not find any MMC plugin in non-server Windows (Window 7 Ultimate in this case) to manage Active Directory which is understandable.

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You can download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. This will give you all the MMC snap-ins you'd normally find on the Server OSes. However, the machine you're running this from will likely have to either be a domain member or at least connected to the same network the domain is on in order to connect to your DC remotely.

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You could use pspasswd from sysinternals tools.

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. 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.

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You get a +1 from me when you explain how to use it. "usage: pspasswd [[\\computer[,computer[,..] | @file [-u user [-p psswd]]] Username [NewPassword]" Unfortunately I do not speak regex –  Nat Jan 31 '11 at 23:27
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@Nat, that's not regex. It's the normal way optional parameters are specified, and has been done that way for longer than most members of this site have been breathing. –  John Gardeniers Feb 1 '11 at 21:22
    
I was afraid of that –  Nat Feb 13 '11 at 20:18

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