Have you ever come across scenarios where the computer account password is out of sync with the Active Directory version of it? Or maybe you’ve done something silly like build two machines with the same name and added them to the domain one after the other?
Either way – there’s a few ways to fix it but I recently discovered that Microsoft had provided an update to PowerShell that allows us to do it direct from a powershell command prompt AND WITHOUT A REBOOT. Yes thats right, without needing to reboot the host computer!
The command is below – very simple!
Reset-ComputerMachinePassword –Credentials Domain\adminaccount
More information on the command is available here, but in reality it’s a simple command that just works.
I hope this helps someone else out of a bind in future as it did me!