GNU General Public License
In today’s networking environments many are living in two worlds, NT/XP & Novell. This program is designed for end users in those environments to help keep passwords synchronized.
In a Windows XP or Windows NT desktop environment users are faced with a minimum of two passwords, a local account password, and a network password. In many mixed environments a user will have a local password, a Novell NDS password, and a Microsoft domain password. In addition there is no easy way for a user to change their password. Users are forced to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to get to a change screen. Also there is no password checking as a user tries to change passwords. So password restrictions configured in NDS are not the same as those of the local PC or the NT domain.
PASSChg uses the users’ NDS password as a key. (For this reason users’ NDS passwords should be configured with the tightest restrictions of all systems). If the program cannot change the NDS password, it will not try to change any other password. If it can change the NDS password it will then try to change the PC Password and any attached NT domain passwords. The program can also change any single system password, if needed.
Corrects a bug where it might see the same NT domain more than once when changing passwords.
Added command line options for default settings.
Jul-2008 PassChg Updates version 3.0:
Changed User Interface and colors to match users desktop
Added GroupWise support
Auto close application when all passwords are changed successfully
Changed User Interface and colors
Changed eDir password change API to support DirXML 1.1 to ADS passwordsync
Without pulling this version of PASSChg off line, version 2.9 is now available. I have had only limited testing on this version with the GroupWise add-in.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment. It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too. Be sure to test in a non-production environment.