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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quick question because I'm almost sure the answer is NO.

Is there a way to change account passwords (password reset) from my local computer. It is NOT a domain controller.

I only ask because it is sometimes a pain to hop onto a Server everytime someone forgets their password.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Download and install the admin pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
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First of all. Thank you Grinch. Uber fast reply.

How does this work while not being a controller... Does it ust go off my Administrator credentials?

Thanks Again.
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you will simply connect to a domain controller and the console will populate with the AD info for you. Then you can administrate the domain as if you're right on the DC.
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Yes it does, I have this installed on my sysadmin desktop.
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UNFLUX wrote:
you will simply connect to a domain controller and the console will populate with the AD info for you. Then you can administrate the domain as if you're right on the DC.
yeah all this happens based off of your credentials as grinch says. Image
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That's why I installed UltraVNC on all the machines. No matter where I am I can bring up any computer in the network including servers, even if I'm at home.
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VNC is nice, but tends to be a resource hog. Depends on the server's purpose I suppose, but we have several servers here that just won't run it efficiently. Something to consider... Image
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just use remote desktop from your computer to the server and use the admin password and admin account. vnc is nice, but there is always new exploits for it hoho. haven't seen any for remote desktop yet lol
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the adminpak is wonderful, believe me. I think that's all he wanted to know about anyway. But it's great to know multiple ways to accomplish the same thing!
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Yeah, I like the admin pack too. The downside to remote desktop is that unless you're running a terminal server, you're maxed out at two connections.
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i actually use vnc and remote desktop. I just wanted to know if there was a way to do it from my desktop. It works quite well. Thanks for your help.
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sorry fof this late post, but you might want to use psexec too to do stuff in your server without having to have physical access to your computer. ust make sure port 445 is open in your computer to be able to use psexec

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