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Note: an updated episode on LAPS is available here: 7MS #523

Today’s episode is all about LAPS – Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password solution. In a nutshell, LAPS strengthens and randomizes the local administrator password on the systems across your enterprise. We talked about it way back in episode 252 but figured it was worth a revisit because:

  • It’s awesome

  • It’s free

  • People still haven’t heard of it when I share info about it during conference talks!

  • I’ve got a full write-up of how to install LAPS here

  • At a recent conference people asked me two awesome edge case questions:

  • What if I aggressively delete inactive machines from my AD – does the LAPS attribute go with it?

  • What do I do if I use Deep Freeze and the LAPS password attribute in AD keeps getting out of sync with the actual password on systems because of Deep Freeze’s freeze/thaw times?

Written by: Brian Johnson

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