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Re: [Xen-users] Changing Windows Password

To: "Kevin Willock" <xipher1@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Changing Windows Password
From: "Todd Deshane" <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:33:46 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Kevin Willock <xipher1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi there, I was wondering if there is a way to easily change the administrator password of a cloned windows guest. (XP and Vista both). I have tried mounting the LVM's and using chntpw, but it doesn't seem to write the file correctly. I am looking for this functionality because I am building out some group licensed VM's for our developers, and want each to have a unique administrator password for the users assigned to it.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

I am guessing that one of the most reliable ways is to use sysprep or the like, but that would have the most manual labor.

I would image that you should be able to run a simple script (such as visual basic or the like) at boot to set the password
with registry key hacks.

Just some thoughts, maybe it will lead to better solutions.


Todd Deshane
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