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  1. Hello Support,


    I had still the same problem, but.... I found it after a long powershell problem search.

    It was the service RemoteRegistry which was not running on the remote server ( in your example).


    I found out, that this service is normally disabled or on manual startup at Windows 7, 8.1 and 10


    The question is: Is this service needed for the validation script?

    Is it not a security issue if you enable the RemoteRegistry service?



    Best regards


  2. Hello Support,


    It works... partially.

    I can now reset a password of a normal user and also for the administrator user. The update of the Privileged Account also works as you described.

    Thanks so much for this.


    But the validation or heartbeats checks (manually or scheduled) failed with the message I mentioned at the beginning.



    A manual Account Heartbeat check failed to validated the password for account administrator (\Kunden\WOAZ) of Account Type

    'Windows' on Host Error = Failed to validate the local password for account 'administrator' on Host ''.

    Error = Exception calling "ValidateCredentials" with "3" argument(s): "The network path was not found."


    Do you have any idea what this means or how I can debug this?

    Are the big "logical" differences between the validation and reset scripts?




  3. Hello Support,



    otherwise you may need many privileged accounts, and it's going to get very messy.


    Yes I know. Therefore we are looking for a password management tool :)

    Hmm, I'm thinking more and more that we need another solution for our situation/environment.


    Is it generally possible to reset the "local" administrator password of a standalone server if we use this administrator also as Privileged Account?


    Yes I did the PS session test from the Passwordstate server where the IIS is running. So I think the connection is correct but either the IIS or the validation script has a problem with this.

    And Yes I tested it with the "Test Script Manually" function.


    I really appreciate your help even so Passwordstate was not designed for this.

    It would be great it you can test or improve the password reset for standalone server (without AD). I believe that it would be helpful also for other Administrator´s.




  4. Hello Support,

    thanks for your help.


    I read this a few times in this forum that it is "necessary" for the password reset part, that you have everything in an AD. But I don't see the need for a password reset tool if I use AD...

    In my case we have round about 30-40 standalone customer server where I want to reset the password by click :)

    My explanation about the VPN was only to tell you, that the servers are "around the world" and we have full access to them on all ports.


    I tried your test with a remote PS session. It didn't work at the beginning but with this How To it works now:




    Unfortunately is the result of the Password Validation Scripts still the same.

    Do I have to use the Username "administrator" or ".\administrator" to use the account of the remote server?

    (The password seams to be checked... if I use the wrong one I get a password incorrect error)



  5. Hello,


    We want to use Passwordstate to reset all administrator accounts of our customer servers once a year.

    I played with the Password Reset and Password Validation Scripts to checkout the manual way but neither are working. I also read the "Password Reset Prerequisites" but I'm still stuck.


    To my environment:

    The Passwordstate "Server" is a Windows 10 PC in our company AD.

    The Servers I want to reset the password are external customer pc and server which have a VPN connection to our Passwordstate Server.

    None of the customer servers have a AD or are connected to our AD. So they are all standalone server.


    I started with the Password Validation Scripts. Here I get this error:


    Executing for Host '' at 12.09.2016 18:33:30.
    Failed to validate the local password for account 'administrator' on Host ''. Error = 
    Exception calling "ValidateCredentials" with "3" argument(s):  "The network path was not found."


    If I use the Username ".\administrator" I get a different error message:


    Executing for Host '' at 12.09.2016 18:38:43.
    Failed to validate the local password for account '.\administrator' on Host ''. Error = 
    Exception calling "ValidateCredentials" with "3" argument(s):  "Access Denied"


    The username and password of the is correct. What I'm doing wrong?





  6. Hello,


    I'm a new user of Passwordstate.


    Is there a possibility to save Teamviewer login credentials and use it with the Remote Session Launcher feature?

    So that nobody has to know a fix password of a Teamviewer ID and can start the Teamviewer like the RDP Remote Session Launcher.



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