Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Updated: August 9, 2015

Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Resets the machine account password for the computer.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Reset-ComputerMachinePassword [-Credential <PSCredential> ] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Reset-ComputerMachinePassword cmdlet changes the computer account password that the computers use to authenticate to the domain controllers in the domain. You can use it to reset the password of the local computer.

Parameters

-Credential<PSCredential>

Specifies a user account that has permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type a user name, such as User01 or Domain01\User01, or enter a PSCredential object, such as one generated by the Get-Credential cmdlet. If you type a user name, this cmdlet prompts you for a password.

This parameter was introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

Specifies the name of a domain controller to use when this cmdlet sets the computer account password.

This parameter is optional. If you omit this parameter, a domain controller is chosen to service the command.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

None

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None

    You cannot pipe input to this cmdlet.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

    This cmdlet does not generate any output.


Examples

Example 1: Reset the password for the local computer

This command resets the computer password for the local computer. The command runs with the credentials of the current user.


PS C:\> Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Example 2: Reset the password for the local computer by using a specified domain controller

This command resets the computer password of the local computer by using the DC01 domain controller. It uses the Credential parameter to specify a user account that has permission to reset a computer password in the domain.


PS C:\> Reset-ComputerMachinePassword -Server "DC01" -Credential Domain01\Admin01

Example 3: Reset the password on a remote computer

This command uses the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run a Reset-ComputerMachinePassword command on the Server01 remote computer.

For more information about remote commands in Windows PowerShell, see about_Remote and Invoke-Command.


PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName "Server01" -ScriptBlock {Reset-ComputerMachinePassword}

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