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Using GPOs, is it possible to add users to the local admin group on workstations and change the loca

Using GPOs, is it possible to add users to the local administrators group on workstations and change the local administrators' passwords?

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Nope. You could, however, use scripting techniques to perform the actions. Check out ADSI scripting: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/activedirectory/adsilinks.asp.

And some notes on general scripting: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/nhp/Default.asp?contentid=28001169.

This was first published in August 2002

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