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:

https://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/3062591

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

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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For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Admpwd.ui.exe

6.0.1.0

64,168

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.utils.config

Not Applicable

238

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.dll

6.0.1.0

36,008

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.dll

6.0.1.0

127,656

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.admx

Not Applicable

3,821

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.adml

Not Applicable

3,305

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.ps.dll

6.0.1.0

32,424

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.ps.format.ps1xml

Not Applicable

5,408

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.ps.psd1

Not Applicable

5,074

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.config

Not Applicable

238

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.dll

6.0.1.0

36,008

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.ps.dll-help.xml

Not Applicable

40,820

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Admpwd.ui.exe

6.0.1.0

64,168

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.utils.config

Not Applicable

238

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.dll

6.0.1.0

36,008

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.dll

6.0.1.0

148,648

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x64

Admpwd.admx

Not Applicable

3,821

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.adml

Not Applicable

3,305

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.ps.dll

6.0.1.0

32,424

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.ps.format.ps1xml

Not Applicable

5,408

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.ps.psd1

Not Applicable

5,074

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.config

Not Applicable

238

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable

Admpwd.utils.dll

6.0.1.0

36,008

23-Jun-2015

07:10

x86

Admpwd.ps.dll-help.xml

Not Applicable

40,820

22-Jun-2015

23:15

Not Applicable


File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

LAPS.x64.msi

F33E77D0F2B93ED2FA9D830290D4EDEC3662DB98

27F5848C4A4999B4041D52108C9F6CA995347626A8B8F16ED58D175AAAB8C001

LAPS.x86.msi

81C0A767557BFFFA1639CA96AB0D5D0E45F07B96

E95F3A92E9472BDFEBA8FC3169BD36F74A7493587E4DE133F36089E7FD59BD2C


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