Monday, April 4, 2011

Rename Local Admin account and Reset password on your Domain.

 

Issue: Let’s suppose there has been some security concerns in your company and  you are asked to re-name local administrator account and change its password on all your workstation. We will get the work done VIA GPO.

Solution : Create GPO and apply to all workstation in your forest /Domain.

On the domain controller , click on start type gpmc.msc

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Expand Group policy objects , new GPO and give it a name in this example we will use “Rename_Local_Admin_reset Password”

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Click edit

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  • User Configuration
  • Preferences
  • Control Panel

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new local user  and modify the options the way you want it. We are updating existing local administrator account with our selection

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Now apply the GPO to all computers

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here is the result from local PC

Before GPO

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After GPO

from workstation if you like to see the results right away

gpupdate /force

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Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal

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2 comments:

systemsamurai said...

Shouldn't this be performed on the 'Computer Configuration' tree and not the 'User Configuration'? We're modifying the computer, not the user?

Bruce Dyson said...

Especially if it's a local directory that we're talking about.