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WinXP: change config/pass from remote system

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Last response: in Windows XP
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 9, 2005 11:42:15 AM

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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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Anonymous
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March 9, 2005 9:35:36 PM

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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...


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



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