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Password Policies on P2P network

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#1 Steven_M


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:08 AM

So we have an interesting conundrum.


One of our clients who has 4 locations have recently signed a contract with one of their clients which require them to change their passwords every 90 days. For their HQ this isn't a problem as they're running off of a standard client-server setup however, their 3 other smaller locations all run a P2P (Peer-to-Peer) network. So for them to change their passwords they need to change them on their PCs then go onto the "Server-PC" login and change the password on there also.


Now this seems rather simple, doesn't require huge amounts of time to do it, so you'd think it's their contract, they signed it, they'll have to deal with the consequences of a slightly irritating process every 3 months. Well... Apparently it's now our problem (YAY!).


The problem, so to speak, is that these "Server-PCs" are always in use so I can't just connect remotely change them all and bugger off. So I was wondering if there's a way which will allow the password to change on the PC but also change on the "PC-Server" automatically without requiring any additional user input.


Any input and suggestions are appreciated!

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:01 PM

Computer Management - Control Panel \ Administrative Tools \ Computer Management.  Launch it, in the Action menu select Connect to another computer.  Expand Local Users and Groups and select the Users folder.  Pick the user you want, right click and Set Password.


The user account that launches Computer Management should have the same password, with administrative rights, on both machines.

Edited by Kilroy, 30 March 2017 - 01:01 PM.

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