ARD - Change local password

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by philstone, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. philstone macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I need to update the local admin password on all our client machines, ranging from 10.7 to 10.9..

    I've seen the Unix command - dscl .-passwd /Users/admin oldpassword newpassword but that gives me a Cannot open remote host error...

    Am I missing something?

    Cheers
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    #2
    There should be a space after the dot so that you have:
    Code:
    dscl . -passwd /Users/username oldpassword newpassword
     
  3. philstone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Hmm now getting this:

    Error: -71 "<dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 (eDSUnknownNodeName)

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Scrub that - it worked!

    THanks!
     

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