Cloud and Datacenter Management by Anders Bengtsson

Changing Passwords with Operations Manager

Yesterday when I was going to do some tests in one of my labs I could not remember the password. Fortunately the Operations Manager R2 RMS machine was unlocked so I could use it. I then created a rule that ran a modification of the following script on each machine, and swish! I could logon again 🙂

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
strComputer = WshNetwork.ComputerName
strComputer = "."
Set objUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "/Administrator,user")
objUser.SetPassword "NewPasswordHere"

With that in mind it is funny how some organization look at security and accounts. It is not unusual that a consultant or co-worker get Administrator permissions or Author permissions in Operations Manager, but they would never get full exchange administrator or domain administrator permissions in the environment.

Some interesting link regarding the subject, Ops Mgr security guide and Ops Mgr Security Hardening Guide.

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