Wednesday 26 August 2009

SBS 2003 – Enable Password Changing in OWA

One of the new features in SBS 2008 is the integration of the user’s password state into both the Remote Web Workplace (RWW) and Outlook Web Access (OWA.

A user would be prompted by RWW to change their password when it was approaching its expiry date. We set our SBS domains to warn users at 14 days.

Within RWW and OWA themselves the user can fine a link to initiate a password change.

With SBS 2003, we would be prompted to change our password after it had expired, but that was as far as it goes when it came to managing passwords.

There is a tweak that can be done on the Exchange and IIS side to enable users to change their password from with OWA:

Note that the implementation will take a number of steps and are quite invasive. Make sure to take a proper backup just prior to making any changes.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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