You want to reset a computer because its secure channel is failing.
Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
If you need to change domains, right-click on Active Directory Users and Computers in the left pane, select Connect to Domain, enter the domain name, and click OK.
In the left pane, right-click on the domain and select Find.
Beside Find, select Computers.
Type the name of the computer and click Find Now.
In the Search Results, right-click on the computer and select Reset Account.
Click Yes to verify.
Rejoin computer to the domain.
You can use the
dsmod utility to reset a
computer’s password. You will need to rejoin the
computer to the domain after doing this.
> dsmod computer "<
Another option is to use
netdom command, which can reset the computer so
that you do not need to rejoin it to the domain:
> netdom reset <
ComputerName> /Domain <
DomainName> /UserO <
UserUPN> /PasswordO *
' This resets an existing computer object's password to initial default. ' You'll need to rejoin the computer after doing this. set objComputer = GetObject("LDAP://<
ComputerDN>") objComputer.SetPassword "<
When you’ve identified that a
computer’s secure channel has failed,
you’ll need to reset the computer, which consists of
computer object password to the name of the computer. This is the default initial password ...