Part 8 (Final): Managing Local Administrator Passwords

This is Part 8 and the final part of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will provide PWDViewer which is a XAML secure password viewer that will allow authorized users to securely retrieve the username and password stored in the password confidential attribute.  In case you missed it: Here is…

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Part 7: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

This is Part 7 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will provide fnMain which controls the order of all of the other functions in the script and I will also provide the completed Local Admin Password Management script.  In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here…

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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: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is Part…

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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 Generation Here is Part 3…

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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 – Secure Active Directory…

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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 Generation If you want to…

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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 the example…

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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 revealed there is no good answer….

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