Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Resets the machine account password for the computer.
Reset-ComputerMachinePassword [-Credential [<PSCredential>]] [-Server [<String>]] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf][<CommonParameters>]

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 Domain01User01, 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.

-Server [<String>]

  • Default value is None

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.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

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

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

None

You cannot pipe input to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Examples
  1. Reset the password for the local computer:
    PS C:> Reset-ComputerMachinePassword
    

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

  2. Reset the password for the local computer by using a specified domain controller:
    PS C:> Reset-ComputerMachinePassword -Server "DC01" -Credential Domain01Admin01
    

    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.

  3. Reset the password on a remote computer:
    PS C:> Invoke-Command -ComputerName "Server01" -ScriptBlock {Reset-ComputerMachinePassword}
    

    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.