How can I validate a username and password against Active Directory?

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Is there a way I can validate my friend's username and password against Active Directory? I'm trying to see if his username / password are correct. Thanks!
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The username can easily be checked by accessing the properties of his account on ADUC.  As to the password, he can either change it in ADUC by bringing up the Change Password on his account or he can log in and try it.  Other than that, the password is encrypted and you cannot “check” it in ADUC, if that is what you are truly doing for your friend…???

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  • TheRealRaven
    I suppose the easiest is to logon with that user ID and password. It's not clear why that isn't the best option.
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