WinXP: change config/pass from remote system

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Hi,

Is there a way to change remotely configuration and passwords (i.e.
Administrator) on WinXP based systems? If yes, how?

Best Regards
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    Lathe_Biosas wrote:

    > Is there a way to change remotely configuration and passwords
    > (i.e. Administrator) on WinXP based systems? If yes, how?
    Hi

    If this is Active Directory computers:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?selm=ewm7dAwCFHA.3740%40TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl


    Here are some other alternatives, all is command line except 5 (GUI)
    and 6 (ADSI\VBScript):

    1)
    Changepw from http://www.joeware.net
    (set passwords on accounts on remote domains or machines)
    http://www.joeware.net/win/free/tools/changepw.htm


    2)
    CryptPwd.exe
    http://www.jsiinc.com/dl/cryptpwd.zip
    http://www.jsiinc.com/suba/tip0300/rh0349.htm


    3)
    "A better method for changing the local Administrator password on all your
    workstations, without traveling"
    Tip 2501 at http://www.jsiinc.com/reghack.htm


    4)
    PsPasswd.exe in the free PsTools suite
    http://www.sysinternals.com/


    5)
    DCPC (DC PasswordChanger, free, looks like it has a GUI)
    http://www.danish-company.com/
    (look under Tools)


    6)
    With a VBScript (for domain computers):

    sComputer = "SomeComputerName"
    On Error Resume Next
    Set oUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & sComputer & "/Administrator, user")
    If Err.Number = 0 Then
    oUser.SetPassword "testpassword"
    oUser.SetInfo
    Else
    Wscript.Echo "Could not connect to " & sComputer
    End If


    --
    torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
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