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Resetting user passwords

The following code sample resets the password of a user account.

[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Softerra.Adaxes.Adsi")

# Connect to the Adaxes service
$admNS = New-Object("Softerra.Adaxes.Adsi.AdmNamespace")
$admService = $admNS.GetServiceDirectly("localhost")

# Bind to the user
$userDN = "CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
$user = $admService.OpenObject("Adaxes://$userDN", $NULL, $NULL, 0)

# Reset password
$user.SetPassword("secret")
Import-Module Adaxes

$identity = "jsmith" # sAMAccountName
# $identity = "CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"  # DN
# $identity = "{EB5FEB21-E648-42AD-B86C-89D3C6807953}" # GUID
# $identity = "S-1-5-21-573937-2149998-410785" # SID

$newPassword = (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText "secret" -Force)

Set-AdmAccountPassword -Identity $identity -NewPassword $newPassword `
    -Reset -Server "domain.com" -AdaxesService localhost

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