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Exchange 2007 SP3 Password Reset Tool

Though we can change passwords using OWA, but what happens if your password is expired or it is the case of first logon password change, in such cases OWA was never the tool to use. Unlike previous versions IISADMPWD Web application is not available in Windows Server 2008, resulting in that not being an option for administrators…

With Exchange Server 2007 SP3 there is a new IIS 7 Module in Client Access server (CAS) that that detects expired passwords and redirects users to a new change password page.

Now that this feature is disabled by default, to avail this Password Reset feature administrators need to enable this…..To enable the password reset feature

  1. Log on Client Access Server | Registry Editor
  2. Go to HLKM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchange OWA
  3. Create the following DWORD value if it does not already exist:
    Value name: ChangeExpiredPasswordEnabled
    Value type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1

You are all set !


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