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How to change a local administrator password using GPO ?

Publication Date:  2014-10-01 Views:  28 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
Customer did not remeber local admin password and he need to change it
Alarm Information
none
Handling Process
Steps for changing  a local administrator password using GPO
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1- Right-click the OU you want to apply this policy to and select Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here…


2- Give the new policy a name. I named it Local Administrator Password Reset.


3- Next we need to edit the policy. Right-click the new policy and select Edit.

4- Expand: Computer Configuration | Preferences | Control Panel Settings
Right-click on Local Users and Groups. Select New then Local User.


5- Fill in the following:
- User Name: Administrator
- Password: (whatever you want your password to be)
- Confirm Password: (same as above)
- Select: User cannot change password
- Select: Account never expires
- Then select OK to accept the settings.


6- To test it out, you can remote into a client computer and run gpupdpate
Root Cause
none
Suggestions
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