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 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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Windows 8.1 Logon Script Delay Group Policy Setting

If you are evaluating Windows 8.1 in an enterprise environment that also contains logon scripts there is a new Group Policy setting you should be aware of. Windows 8.1 by default delays logon scripts for 5 minutes. There are many poorly written or misbehaving logon scripts out there, the 5 minute delay will ensure that…

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