JSI Tip 8422. PsPasswd freeware will change the password of a local or domain account on a local or remote computer.

Jerold Schulman

August 31, 2004

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Download PsPasswd.zip. Unzip it and copy the PsPasswd.exe file to a folder in your path.

Systems administrators that manage local administrative accounts on multiple computers regularly need to change the account password as part of standard security practices. PsPasswd is a tool that lets you change an account password on the local or remote systems, enabling administrators to create batch files that run PsPasswd against the computers they manage in order to perform a mass change of the administrator password.

PsPasswd works on Windows NT and higher.

When you type pspasswd /?, you receive:

PsPasswd v1.21 - Local and remote password changerCopyright (C) 2003-2004 Mark RussinovichSysinternals - www.sysinternals.comPsPasswd changes passwords on a local or remote system.Usage: pspasswd [\[computer[,computer,[,...]|Domain]|@file] [-u Username [-p Password]]] Username [NewPassword]     computer    Direct PsPasswd to perform the command on the remote                 computer or computers specified. If you omit the computer                 name PsPasswd runs the command on the local system,                 and if you specify a wildcard (\*), PsPasswd runs the                 command on all computers in the current domain.     @file       PsPasswd will change the password on the computers listed                 in the file.     -u          Specifies optional user name for login to remote                 computer.     -p          Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this                 you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.     Username    Specifies name of account for password change.     NewPassword New password. If ommitted a NULL password is applied.

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