Matthew, I have done it before with a computer startup VBScript. However, for the reasons you spoke of, I only allowed the "Domain Computers" security group Read/Apply Group Policy permissions on the GPO (instead of Authenticated Users) so that a user wouldn't be able to browse to SYSVOL and look at the script's source code. I also encrypted the VBS file (although it is easily broken) for a little added security. It worked like a charm for me. Regards, //signed// Jamie R Nelson Systems Engineer Ingenium Corporation ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Johnson, Matthew Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:25 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Group Policy to set local administrator password Is anyone using Group Policy to deploy a script/batch file which sets the local administrator password? I am not, but I am considering it. My concern is that the password would be clear text in the script. Thanks in advance for any help, Matthew Johnson CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT: This electronic message contains information from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and may be protected health information or other confidential and privileged information under law. The information is intended to be for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail or telephone at 419/668-8101.