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how to change a local account on a pc

is it possible to use the application launcher to do a "Net user localuseraccout newpassword"  im trying to get the "Net user" command to work to change a local password and its not working , any ideas how to accomplish this?  id really rather not have a batch file with the command(which does work).

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  • Hi Malcarese,
    My mistake. I thought that you were trying to change the local password for one of those built in accounts. I understand that you are saying that it does work in a batch file but that you would rather not use the batch file and instead you would just like to use the command independent of a batch file. In that case, you would use only the Net or Net.exe command (or the complete path i.e. C:\Windows\System32\Net.exe) for the “File name including path” field on the application launcher. All of the rest of the command line that you are using in your batch file after the actual “Net” command, should be entered on the “Arguments” field in the application launcher element. There are numerous additional caveats depending upon a number of variables, but if this does not work for you, please email me directly at and send me a screenshot of the element and the content of the batch file that works for you and I will be happy to advise you further.
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