2
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2answers
208 views

How can I randomize or stagger password expiration through Active Directory?

We are about to implement a new password policy that will require users to change their password every six months. We also need every user to change their password this week. I'd rather not create a ...
3
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1answer
556 views

Why do I see a heap corruption error from lsass.exe on domain controllers after installing Google Apps Password Sync?

We're moving to Google Apps and have just installed Google Apps Password Sync. We have yet to roll this out to users and are experiencing some problems. Occasionally after a user changes their ...
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4answers
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How can I run an application from a network share without prompting for Admin password?

I have a company internal application placed in a network shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 server. Users who need to access this folder have proper permissions in place and can list the ...
2
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3answers
275 views

Change local admin password. Impacts on Oracle and Citrix?

I need to change the local admin password on some Citrix and Oracle servers. These servers are in production. Then we will start using a secure password procedure, and change them every X month. ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Active Directory New password policy - should I wait?

I am going to enforce a new password policy on our domain. The main issue I have is should I wait for the max time to pass for the user to change his current password, or to enforce the: change at ...
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3answers
392 views

Administrator Local Console login fails after PW change using Remote Desktop on Windows 7

On a Windows 7 (x64) remote desktop session to a Windows 2003 SBS server I changed the password for the Domain administrator. After changing the password I tried to login as Administrator on the ...
0
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3answers
480 views

Difference between forcing a password change and an expired password

There seems to be a subtle difference between a domain account that has the checkbox "force password change" and an account that merely has an expired password (say after 90 days). Is there a way to ...
5
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2answers
890 views

Windows Active Directory - Implement a password policy. What will happen to current passwords?

I want to implement a stronger password policy for our Windows 2003 domain. My question is, what will happen to the currently existing passwords that do not match the new policy: will the users be ...
0
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2answers
873 views

Event ID 4 Kerberos

Help! I screwed up big time. While trying to obtain the kerberos keys so i could decode some kerberos packets with wireshark, I inadvertently changed some internal passwords and I have no idea how ...
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4answers
8k views

How to password protect a folder in windows server 2003 over the network [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me solve this problem. I have a several computers on a network. Of that network, there is one server(Windows server 2003) that acts as a file server. ...
2
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4answers
848 views

What would cause a domain user password change to take 30 minutes?

A few times over the last few months, users have complained about extremely long password change wait times. I can't find anything about this anywhere. Is there a common cause for something like ...
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3answers
232 views

tools to check password security

I'm after a tool to test how long a password could stand up to a hacking/cracking technique such as brute force as two passwords that are critical to a work system is one word that is in the ...
0
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2answers
154 views

users change their passwords

how can i let users change their passwords on windows 2003 and 2008 file servers through the network?
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6answers
5k views

Administrator Password lost for a Win 2003 Server machine

We have lost the administrator password of a Windows Server 2003 machine which is used in our lab. Is there any way to reset or recover the password without reinstalling Windows?
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3answers
7k views

Local Account: Find Last Password Change

Is there a an easy way from the command line (or even just a setting to check somewhere) to see when a password for a local Windows account (specifically Server 2K3) expires or when it was last ...
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1answer
151 views

Windows 2003 Boot Password

I inherited a Win2003 Dell Poweredge server. When booting there comes up a box asking for a password to make the server available. It is not an BIOS password nor the windows session login box. it is ...
3
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9answers
4k views

Windows domain password policy advice

I have windows domain that needs a password policy. Right now there isn't one. Anyone have feedback on a good balance between weak passwords and users having passwords so strong they just write them ...
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6answers
9k views

Change Active Directory password over VPN

We've got a few users in a remote office that only access any of the servers through the SonicWALL Global VPN Client. Their machines are members of the Active Directory domain here, so they can ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Accounts Password Stays Expired After Group Policy Change

Let's say I have a group policy that sets the maximum password age at 90 days. Some user doesn't change their password for 91 days, so their password should be expired. If I then remove that group ...
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4answers
8k views

Is there a group policy that would push a new user name and password to all local machines on a network?

I work on a small network that runs on windows server 2003, and with machines running xp. Is there a group policy that could push a new user name and password to replace our old local administrator ...
5
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2answers
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Reset Local Administrator Password remotely

Back in the Windows 2000 I remember being able to reset and change the local administrator password on remote workstations with the following command from MS KB 272530: The following .bat file will ...