Help with VBscript

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by smoki, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. smoki

    smoki Guest

    Hi there

    Looking for a VB script to change local Administrator password to be
    something specific to include part of mac address and model name etc.
    I have found scripts to change it to something random or even a single
    specific password but would like to change lots of computers at once with
    this.

    Thanks
     
    smoki, Jan 6, 2009
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    Al Dunbar Guest

     
    Al Dunbar, Jan 7, 2009
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  3. smoki

    Al Dunbar Guest

    The main problem with having all admin passwords the same is that if a
    person knows one, he knows them all. If one system is compromized, having
    different passwords reduces the work involved in securing the
    infrastructure.

    But making them different is only of value if they cannot be deduced from a
    pattern. If you were to set one password to
    00-11-22-33-44-55-HP-DL180-secretpass, most people would probably be able to
    guess what the password is to the HP ML300 with MAC address
    11-22-33-44-55-66.

    I'd code the script to create random passwords and print them out. These
    would be secured in a vault to be used only in emergencies. Normal admin
    tasks should then be done by domain accounts added to the appropriate

    /Al
    administrators groups.
     
    Al Dunbar, Jan 7, 2009
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