Allow Users to Change Expired Password via Remote Desktop Connection



When it comes to working with remote desktop connections, it is essential to be aware of the security measures that need to be in place to protect user data. One such measure is the ability to change expired passwords, which can help to ensure that only authorized users can gain access to sensitive information. As an IT administrator, it is important to understand how to enable users to change expired passwords via remote desktop connection.

The first step in enabling users to change expired passwords via remote desktop connection is to ensure that the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is enabled. This protocol is used to allow users to remotely access a computer’s desktop environment. To enable RDP, the IT administrator must open the System Properties window and navigate to the Remote tab. Here, they will need to select the “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer” option and then click on the “Allow users to connect remotely using Remote Desktop Services” checkbox. Once this is done, the IT administrator will need to save the changes and restart the computer.

Once RDP is enabled, the IT administrator will need to create a local user account for the person whose password has expired. This can be done by navigating to the Control Panel, selecting the User Accounts option, and then clicking on the Add or remove user accounts link. The IT administrator can then enter the user’s name, password, and other details. Once the user is successfully added, the IT administrator will need to ensure that the user is given access to the remote desktop. This can be done by navigating to the Remote Desktop Users group in the Local Users and Groups panel and adding the user to the group.

Once the user is added to the Remote Desktop Users group, the IT administrator will need to enable the user to change their expired password. This can be done by navigating to the Local Security Policy settings in the Administrative Tools panel. Here, the IT administrator will need to select the “Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only” setting and set it to “Disabled”. This will allow the user to change their expired password when logging in to the remote desktop connection.

Once the user is able to change their expired password, the IT administrator will need to ensure that the password is updated in the domain controller. This can be done by navigating to the Active Directory Users and Computers panel and selecting the user’s account. Here, the IT administrator will need to select the “Reset Password” option, enter the new password, and then click on the “OK” button.

By following these steps, the IT administrator will be able to enable users to change expired passwords via remote desktop connection. It is important to remember that the security of a remote desktop connection is only as good as the passwords used, so it is essential to ensure that users are able to change their passwords on a regular basis. By setting up a policy that requires users to change their passwords on a regular basis, the IT administrator can help to ensure that unauthorized users are unable to gain access to sensitive information.

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