posted on October 30th 2020, at 16:30
by lunarg

In the past, whenever you needed to reset the machine (computer) account password for a computer joined to an Active Directory domain, you could use netdom.exe to perform the task. However, this no longer exists in Windows 10, but luckily, you can now perform the task through Powershell:

Reset-ComputerMachinePassword -Server dc.domain.local -Credential (Get-Credential)

Replace dc.domain.local with the FQDN of a domain controller. You will also be prompted to enter the credentials of a domain admin account (or another account which is delegated to reset computer account passwords).