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How to change a local administrator password using GPO ?

Publication Date:  2014-10-01  |   Views:  394  |   Downloads:  0  |   Author:  SU1001639244  |   Document ID:  EKB1000049840


Issue Description

Customer did not remeber local admin password and he need to change it

Alarm Information


Handling Process

Steps for changing  a local administrator password using GPO

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