You can do this with the forthcoming Group Policy Preference Extensions from Microsoft. Should be out this month. Thanks, _________________________________________ Doug Ireton, Group Policy Engineer Enterprise Directory Services Technology Infrastructure Washington Mutual 1111 3rd AVE, EET 1734, Seattle, WA 98101 206.500.5964 direct | 206.412.3684 mobile doug.ireton@xxxxxxxx This communication may contain privileged or other confidential information. If you have received it in error, please advise the sender by reply email and immediately delete the message and any attachments without copying or disclosing the contents. Thank you. ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Salandra, Justin Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 1:19 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Safe way to change local admin password? How would you do this via group policy? Justin A. Salandra Network Engineer Transatlantic Reinsurance Co. 80 Pine Street 7th Floor New York, NY 10005 P: 212.770.2157 C: 917.455.0110 jsalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mesidor, Jean Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:18 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Safe way to change local admin password? Yes' group policy will be a good way. Or if you have SMS or other similar tool, you can do as well. Hope that helps. Thanks, Jean ----- Original Message ----- From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thu Feb 07 16:14:08 2008 Subject: [gptalk] Safe way to change local admin password? Hello List, I am wondering if there is a good way to change the local admin password on our corporate workstations. Laptops that do not connect regularly will not get the change until they do but I don’t think that is a problem. Is group policy a clean way to do this? Mary Collingwood Client Device Integration "IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information in this email (and any attachments hereto) is confidential and may be protected by legal privileges and work product immunities. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not use or disseminate the information. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any attorney-client or work product privilege. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me by "Reply" command and permanently delete the original and any copies or printouts thereof. Although this email and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other defect that might affect any computer system into which it is received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to insure that it is virus free and no responsibility is accepted by Transatlantic Reinsurance Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates either jointly or severally, for any loss or damage arising in any way from its use."