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

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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:

DownloadDownload the LAPS package now.

Release Date: May 1, 2015

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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File information

For all supported x86-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Admpwd.ui.exe6.0.1.064,16823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.utils.configNot Applicable23822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.dll6.0.1.036,00823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.dll6.0.1.0127,65623-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.admxNot Applicable3,82122-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.admlNot Applicable3,30522-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.ps.dll6.0.1.032,42423-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.ps.format.ps1xmlNot Applicable5,40822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.ps.psd1Not Applicable5,07422-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.configNot Applicable23822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.dll6.0.1.036,00823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.ps.dll-help.xmlNot Applicable40,82022-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Admpwd.ui.exe6.0.1.064,16823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.utils.configNot Applicable23822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.dll6.0.1.036,00823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.dll6.0.1.0148,64823-Jun-201507:10x64
Admpwd.admxNot Applicable3,82122-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.admlNot Applicable3,30522-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.ps.dll6.0.1.032,42423-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.ps.format.ps1xmlNot Applicable5,40822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.ps.psd1Not Applicable5,07422-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.configNot Applicable23822-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable
Admpwd.utils.dll6.0.1.036,00823-Jun-201507:10x86
Admpwd.ps.dll-help.xmlNot Applicable40,82022-Jun-201523:15Not Applicable

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash
LAPS.x64.msiF33E77D0F2B93ED2FA9D830290D4EDEC3662DB9827F5848C4A4999B4041D52108C9F6CA995347626A8B8F16ED58D175AAAB8C001
LAPS.x86.msi81C0A767557BFFFA1639CA96AB0D5D0E45F07B96E95F3A92E9472BDFEBA8FC3169BD36F74A7493587E4DE133F36089E7FD59BD2C
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Article ID: 3062591 - Last Review: 03/22/2016 00:23:00 - Revision: 3.0

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