command to Change windows password

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by q12368c, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    Does there have any command line method to change windows 2003 server's password? like unix's passwd?

    thk a lot
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    There isn't a way to do this via command line. The net user command can only be used to add or delete users. This has been done for a reason, security reasons. You can use CTRL+ALT+DEL to change the password or Computer Management (compmgmt.msc).
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    you can force a password expiration and change out with local polices though.
     
  4. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    errrr.....

    How to

    Enjoy.
     
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  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I eat my words. Good find Shakes.
     
  6. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I didn't know it existed either, your comment made total sense.

    I'm GUI happy admin anyways ;) Use command line to add servers to domains, that's about it.

    :)
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    things are so much quicker if you know the command line though.. between that and batch/vbscript, I cut down my routine workloads as much as I can..

    edit: I shold say, "things are usually so much quicker.." I know sometimes, the command line can take longer..
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Not if you NEVER reboot and NEVER close the CMD window, you can keep using the up and down arrows to repeat commands :p