[gptalk] Re: Group Policy to set local administrator password

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:55:18 -0500



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.




Jamie R Nelson
Systems Engineer
Ingenium Corporation


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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


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