How to change password for AD users using PowerShell
The following is a comparison between changing a password for user accounts in AD with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:
Steps to change a password for an AD account using PowerShell:
- Identify the domain in which you want to change the password.
- Identify the LDAP attributes you need to change the password.
- Compile the script.
- Execute it in Windows PowerShell.
Sample PowerShell script:
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Set-ADAccountPassword -Identity DemoUser001 -Reset -NewPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText "DemoUser001@abc.com" -Force)
- Select Management -> User Management -> Reset Password
- Select the domain and OU.
- Choose the desired user(s), enter the new password and select Apply.
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Following are the limitations to modify AD user(s) password using native tools like Windows PowerShell:
- We can run this script only from the computers which have Active Directory Domain Services role.
- With additional filters, the script will get longer and complicated.
- Troubleshooting the scripts requires extensive AD and scripting expertise
ADManager Plus can help you change users’ passwords in bulk with just a CSV file from a simple and intuitively designed UI.