Specops Password Auditor provides the possibility to run audits without internet access. If you need to run Specops Password Auditor on a computer without an internet connection (an offline computer), you will need to download the Breached Password Protection files to another computer or removable media first.
Using local files
- Start Specops Password Auditor on a computer with internet access.
- Choose a folder for the Breached Password Protection files and start the scan.
- Once the scan is completed, access the folder you selected in step 2, and copy the Breached Password Protection files to the offline computer or removable media.
Start Specops Password Auditor on the offline
computer.when running the application for the first time on an offline computer, the application will attempt to perform an online check of the Breached Password Protection version at launch. When that check fails, a Breached Password Protection Download problem dialog box will pop up. Click OK to continue.
On the Breached Password Protection page,
click the Browse button next to the Local folder field and
browse to the folder containing the
Breached Password Protection files. Click
Select Folder. The Use local files option will
automatically be selected.when using outdated local files on an online computer, you will be given the option to download the latest version. However, you can continue using the older files if so required.
- Click Start Scanning.
Advanced offline options
The procedure for offline scans can be improved by running the scan from the command line and supplying the following parameters:
offline parameter will prevent
Specops Password Auditor from checking the
Breached Password Protection files online. This
means that the error message mentioned in step 4 above will not appear.
breachDirectory parameter points the application to the
Breached Password Protection files you want to
Command line example:
"C:\Program Files\Specopssoft\Specops Password
Policy\Spa\Spa.Presentation.exe" --offline --breachDirectory