Practical Password Reset
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Tired of having domain administrators resetting userís
passwords? Reduce costs and lighten the load of domain admins by
delegating this duty to level 1 helpdesk personnel, department managers,
or group/team members.
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trial. When you purchase a license, you will receive a unique
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This is a web based password reset utility for helpdesk personnel,
department managers, or group/team to reset user domain passwords and
unlock accounts. The application provides a quick and easy way to reset
userís domain passwords. It also provides a way for Domain
Administrators to delegate password management to the help desk,
department managers, or groups/teams.
There is a single web page that users can use to change their own domain
password. They enter their username, current password, and new password.
This is great for users that rarely log into a computer themselves
because they only use their username to access Outlook Web Access(OWA)
This is NOT a self service password reset utility. Through our own
experience as domain administrators, we have realized that self service
reset systems donít work with all types of users. Self service reset
systems involve some sort of user enrollment process in which users must
answer questions to give them access to reset their password. It can be
very difficult to get users to take the time to do the enrollment
How it works:
The administrator installs the program and web interface on any domain
computer with IIS(Internet Information Services web server).
The administrator selects which users or groups can reset passwords for
The helpdesk person would log into a web page with their
domain user account.
They can enter a portion of the userís
username, first name, or last name. Wildcard searches are allowed.
A list of matching domain user accounts they have access to change will
be displayed. The helpdesk user will click on the user from the list.
will take them to a page were they can do a password reset(without
knowing the userís current password) and/or unlock the account.
There is another web page for standard users to change their own domain
password. The user would enter their username, current password and a
Web-based Ė does not require installation on help desk or manager
Delegation Ė domain administrators can delegate password
resets to non-domain admins such as helpdesk personnel, department
managers, group/team. Delegation is done by User, group, or OU.
A page for helpdesk personnel, department managers,
group/team to do an administrative password reset for users.
Easy way for end users to change their own domain password. A single web
page that users can enter their username, current password, and new
End users do not need to perform an enrollment process or give answers
to personal questions.
A log is kept of all password resets made through the
utility. This log is viewable by domain admins for tracking and security
No changes to the Active Directory or Active Directory
Schema are needed for the software to work.
Improve user productivity and reduce domain admins and upper level
helpdesk work load by delegating password management.
You do not need the tedious user Enrollment process.
The program only needs to be installed on one computer.
Delegate password management from domain admins to helpdesk personnel,
department managers, or groups/teams.
Improves security by not needing to give administrator privileges in
order for helpdesk personnel, department managers, or groups/teams the
ability to reset user passwords.
Affordable flat rate price $250.00, no confusing pricing schemes, no
expensive maintenance contracts.
Windows 2000, 2003 or 2008 Active Directory Domain
One domain computer with IIS 5, 6, or 7, Clustered
servers not supported
Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8, Firefox 3
Note on our pricing:
We believe in providing high quality and beneficial products at a price
that is affordable to all companies. We donít like buying network
administrative software for our own use that is licensed on a per user
basis and we donít believe you should have to either. This is especially
true when the software is exactly the same whether there are 10 users or
10,000 users. In this time of economic downturn, we understand there is
an even greater need for companies to find and implement cost effective
solutions. We want to provide software that fits that need.
$250.00 per computer it is installed on. It only needs to be installed
on one computer per domain. Currently you can't manage more than one
domain per installation. You will need to install Practical Password
Reset separately for each domain and purchase a license for each domain.
Updates are free for licensed users. Updates are defined as changes in
the minor version number of the product. For example, v1.1 is an update
from v1.0. Major releases are upgrades and are not free.
email support for licensed users of the current major release.
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