So you have an Active Directory domain and you, for some reason, want to reset everyone’s password to a default value?
This is easier said than done, and only requires one simple command chain. Here you go:
1) Make sure that you are running this on a Domain Controller, or on a computer with the Remote Server Administration Tools installed, and are logged in with a domain admin account.
2) Open a command prompt
3) Type the following:
dsquery user -limit 999 | dsmod user -pwd thenewpassword
And that’s it. This works on every edition of Microsoft’s Windows Server line,… Continue reading