Systems administrators that manage local administrative accounts on multiple computers regularly need to change the account password as part of standard security practices. PsPasswd is a tool that lets you change an account password on the local or remote systems, enabling administrators to create batch files that run PsPasswd against the computers they manage in order to perform a mass change of the administrator password.
PsPasswd works on Windows NT and higher.
When you type pspasswd /?, you receive:
PsPasswd v1.21 - Local and remote password changer Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com PsPasswd changes passwords on a local or remote system. Usage: pspasswd \[\\\[computer\[,computer,\[,...\]|Domain\]|@file\] \[-u Username \[-p Password\]\]\] Username \[NewPassword\] computer Direct PsPasswd to perform the command on the remote computer or computers specified. If you omit the computer name PsPasswd runs the command on the local system, and if you specify a wildcard (\\*), PsPasswd runs the command on all computers in the current domain. @file PsPasswd will change the password on the computers listed in the file. -u Specifies optional user name for login to remote computer. -p Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this you will be prompted to enter a hidden password. Username Specifies name of account for password change. NewPassword New password. If ommitted a NULL password is applied.