Would you like to learn how to delegate permission to reset the user password in the Active Directory? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to allow a group to change the password of accounts on the Active Directory.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
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• Windows 10
• Windows 7

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Open the application named: Active Directory Users and Computers.

Active Directory - Users and Computers

Create a new group.

Active Directory - Create a group

Right-click on the desired organizational unit.

Select the option to Delegate Control.

Active Directory - Delegate Control

Select the desired group.

Active Directory - Delegate Permissions

Select the permission to reset user passwords and force password change at the next logon.

Delegate permission - Reset password

Click on the Next button to finish the configuration.

In our example, members of the group named MY-ADMINS will be able to reset the password of user accounts inside the organizational unit named TEST.

Reset Password - Delegate permission

Congratulations! You are able to delegate permission to change the user passwords in the Active Directory.