Password Audit Help
Password Audit reliably detects unknown, lost, or forgotten user accounts. Quickly find Administrators group account members that do not have a password.
Easily audit local Windows user accounts.
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After you download and unzip the Password Audit zip file, you can start the
installer. The installer creates shortcut (Windows Password Audit) and
folder (passwordaudit) in the Windows Start menu. Password Audit can run
from a USB flash drive, just copy the exe file. You don't need to be a
member of the Administrator group.
If you don't want to install Password Audit, you can also
download the zipped Password Audit (wpr.exe) file
Password Audit Program
The main window of Windows Password Audit displays all local Windows account.
The accounts are color keyed to easily identify
Windows accounts with specific characteristics.
Color Key Codes
A color code at the bottom display account types. Of special note are 'Active
account without password' and 'Enabled account in Administrator group without
password'. Depending on your needs and requirements you may easily find
certain accounts using the color codes.
Password Audit Columns
The main window includes columns: Name, Description, Domain,
Full Name, Locked, Disabled,
Password Changeable, Password Expires, Password Required,
Local Administrators Member, Password Blank and Password Expired.
Password Audit Column Descriptions
Name column is the name of local Windows accounts. The program will list
all local accounts on this computer. All names will display at the Windows logon
screen (Windows XP, Vista, 7), except for disabled accounts.
Description and Full Name columns describe the local Windows account.
The Domain column is analogous to the computer name.
The Locked column displays true if the account is locked. Locked accounts
cannot logon to Windows. You can unlock a locked account using the
'Computer Management' button.
The Disabled column displays true if an account is disabled. Disabled accounts
will not display at the Windows logon window. To enable an account use 'Computer
Management' and select the user and tick the 'Account is disabled' checkbox.
To enable some accounts you may also need to adjust the local Group policy
described later in this documentation.
The Password Changeable provides permission to change passwords. If the Password
Changeable is true this user can change his password.
Password Expires is set to true if the password expires.
Password Required is set to true if this user must logon with his password after
the computer activates sleep mode.
Local Administrators Members is set to true if this account is part of the
Password blank is set to true if this account does not have a password.
The password is set to an empty password. These accounts are not secure because
no password is required to logon to Windows.
Password Expired will display true if the account password has expired. This
account cannot logon to Windows.
Local Group Policy Editor
A word about the default Windows local Group Policy. Windows 7 and Vista
both include a Group Policy that restricts the Guest and a support account from
logging into Windows. You can view the Group Policy for a computer by
selecting the menu 'Commands' > 'Local Group Policy Editor' in Password Audit
program. Certain accounts will be affected by the 'Deny logon locally'
policy. If you have sufficient permissions, you can override this setting
using the Group Policy Editor.
Save Password Audit Information
Password Audit also provides additional features. Save the password information to
an HTML file, CSV, or Tab delimited file. You may append CSV and Tab files with
many computer accounts in a single file for import into Excel or other program
for more in depth reporting.
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