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  • Blog Post: Part 6: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview This is Part 6 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to extend the Active Directory schema to create a new confidential attribute which is where the workstation's local administrator password will be stored. In case you missed it: ...
  • Blog Post: Part 5: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to log the results of each function within the solution to a log file for troubleshooting purposes. In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 - Overview Here is Part 2 - Random Password...
  • Blog Post: Part 4: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview This is Part 4 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to update the password of a local user account using PowerShell. In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 - Overview Here is Part 2 - Random Password Generation Here is Part 3 -...
  • Blog Post: Part 3: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to securely connect to Active Directory and update an Active Directory attribute using PowerShell. In case you missed it; Here is Part 1 - Overview Here is Part 2 - Random Password...
  • Blog Post: Part 2: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In case you missed it, you can view Part 1 here The Problem One of the challenges associated with generating a random local admin password is how to make the generated password as random as possible. In many of...
  • Blog Post: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

    Overview In this multi part series I will walk you through how to manage the local admin password on workstations and servers in an Active Directory enterprise environment using PowerShell. This is a problem frequently faced by IT admins and when I was asked to solve it, a little research quickly...