Reset Active Directory Password Script

This isn’t so much a script as an awesome way to reset an active directory user’s password.

Requirements

  • You must have admin rights to domain controller
  • psexec

How to Reset Active Directory User’s Password from Command Line

In this case you would need to be on the domain controller to run this:

DSQUERY USER -samid enter_username_here | dsmod user -pwd enter_new_pw_here -mustchpwd no

Remotely Reset Active Directory User’s password from command line

psexec domain_controller_ip DSQUERY USER -samid enter_username_here | dsmod user -pwd enter_new_pw_here -mustchpwd no enter_new_pw_here

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