PsPasswd.exe / PsPasswd64.exe (SysInternals)

Change account password

      PsPasswd [[\\computer[,computer[,..] | @file 
         [-u user [-p passwd]]] Username [NewPassword]


   computer   The computer on which the user account resides. Default=local system 

   -p passwd  Specify a password for user (optional). Passed as clear text.
              If omitted, you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.

   -u user    Specify a user name for login to remote computer(optional).

   @file      Execute the command on each of the computers listed in the file.

   Username   Name of account for password change.

  NewPassword  The new password, If ommitted a NULL password is applied.

   -accepteula Suppress the display of the license dialog.

This tool allows administrators to create a batch file that will run against multiple computers to perform a mass change of the administrator password.

When installing pspasswd.exe just ensure it is placed somewhere in either the system PATH or in the current directory.

When launched for the first time, PsPasswd will create the regkey


Change the password for user JDoe on \\workstation64

C:\> pspasswd.exe \\workstation64 jdoe password567

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Related commands

NET USER /passwordchg - User account settings.
Equivalent bash command (Linux): passwd - Modify a user password.
Password generator

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