Windows Password, Please!

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 05-06-2008

For all administrators that find themselves in the situation where local administrator accounts or passwords from local accounts on a WIndows system are ‘lost’, there is light at the end of the rainbow…

RainbowCrack is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin‘s faster time-memory trade-off technique. In short, the RainbowCrack tool is a hash cracker that can be run from a CD. A traditional brute force cracker try all possible plaintexts one by one in cracking time. It is time consuming to break complex password in this way.

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Getting to grips with password expirations!

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 14-05-2008

Every two months user start calling or e-mailing the helpdesk to request a reset of their Active Directory account. Because a lot of users work at customer locations, they miss the warning about their expiring account. A former collegue brought the following script to my attention, which automaticly sends users a warning message when their password is about to expire. Allthough nearly perfect, some little adjustements have been made:

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