Microsoft security advisory: Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) now available: May 1, 2015

Summary

Microsoft is now offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every computer in the domain. Domain administrators who use this solution can determine which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are authorized to read passwords.

Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, go to the following Microsoft website:

More Information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:


Download Download the LAPS package now.

Release Date: May 1, 2015

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