Monday, March 12, 2012

RDS in WIN8 Feature highlight no. 3 Change password option in RD WebAccess

RDS in WIN8 Feature highlight no. 3  Change password option in RD WebAccess

This is a long waited feature for RD WebAccess! You will now be able to let your users perform a change of their domain password. The password change option is not enabled by default. Using the application settings section in IIS Manager, you are able to change the parameter “PasswordChangeEnabled” from false to true.

After that you will be able to browse to the following URL:
https://<Server Or DNS>/RDWeb/Pages/en-US/password.aspx

Note that if you did not set the PasswordChangeEnabled to true browsing to the above URL would result in a redirect to login.aspx.

If PasswordChangeEnabled is set to true the following screen will appear in which a user is able to change his password.

By default, the file is located here: C:\Windows\Web\RDWeb\Pages\en-US\password.aspx

I would assume that a link to this page would be showing up on the main page called e.g.“change password” to lead the user to this page, but there is not, at least not yet in the Beta version of Windows Server 8. Maybe it will be added to the final version. And if not, you could of course change the login.aspx yourself as needed

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