I'm installing anti-virus across a large network, 200+ machines. I can do this automated but I need to have the local administrator account enabled and the password set on each machine. I was thinking something over group policy but haven't been able to find a working script.
My DC is 2012 and the machines and a mixture of Windows XP and Windows 7.
Best Answer AStaley , 24 April 2014 - 15:53
You can also do it through GP Preferences I believe, I've not tried this. Within GP Management Editor expand; Computer Configuration>Control Panel Settings>Local Users and Groups and Right click for New Local User. Leave the action as update and select Administrator (Built-in) and then update the password fields and deploy. At least this is where it is in 2008 R2, not setup a test environment yet for 2012 R2.Go to the full post