Systems Management Question
Local Admin password change and K1000
I have a silly question. I need to change our local Administrator password for all of our machines and wanted to know do I need to change anything in KACE? I know my predecessor tried to change it and KACE would no longer work with Local System selected and no scripts would run until the old password was re- added to the machines. He claimed that the # symbol was the problem, I think he was nuts, but I could be wrong and he is gone...lol
Does KACE have the admin passwords hard coded on the server for Local Systems? If so, where and are there symbol/password length issues? If I were to guess the admin accounts on user machines would need to be changed first, then KACE should pick up that change.
Community Chosen Answer
If you do have user accounts/passwords saved in KACE. They would be under Settings>Credentials. Check there and update accounts as needed. These are only used when you have a script or other process call for a saved credential run.
To change the local workstation password via KACE, we use a KACE script command with a VBS script to change local admin passwords. It works well (when run as local system and as an online script), but we have had issues with some passwords not changing because of specific characters in them (Mostly on Windows 7 PCs).
Here is the script we use: (you will need to change 3 items for username/password).
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Const SUCCESS = 0
sUser = "LOCALADMINUSER"
sPwd = "NEWPASSWORD"
' get the local computername with WScript.Network,
' or set sComputerName to a remote computer
Set oWshNet = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
sComputerName = oWshNet.ComputerName
Set oUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & sComputerName & "/" & sUser)
' Set the password
oShell.LogEvent SUCCESS, "LOCALADMIN password was changed!"