Users cannot change his password

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Jorge Vinuales, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Hi everyone and sorry for my english...

    I have a new Windows 2008 Standard Standalone (no domain belong).
    I have set up Terminal Services in application mode.

    I have created several local user accounts and I have picked the "User must
    change his password in next logon" checkbox.

    When a User logs on the server, Windows ask him for change his password and
    when he writes the new password (and confirm), the server says:

    "Configuration Information could not be read fro the domain controller,
    either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied."

    ¿What domain controller?. The server doesn´t belong to any domain...

    ¿Some help?
    Thanks in advance.
    Jorge Vinuales, Jun 27, 2009
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  2. Hello Jorge,

    How does the user logon, via RDC from a workstation, which is a domain member
    or same workgroup member? Or direct on the server desktop? Was the server
    a domain member before?

    Also you should think about posting to :

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jun 28, 2009
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  3. Hi Meinolf.

    Users logon via a RDP connection from other computers all over the country
    (not belongin to the local area net, nor domain neither same workgroup),
    opening directly a Terminal Server session in the server. There is no VPN.
    They comunicate with the server via the 3389 port and the public server IP.

    The server is a standalone server since his installation (never has been in
    a domain before).

    Is curious because if the same user account logon the server desktop, ther
    is no problem in changing the password, but when the users logs on the TS
    Session can not change it. It doesn´t matter if the user belongs to de
    Administrators group.

    Some idea?

    Jorge Vinuales, Jun 28, 2009
  4. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jun 28, 2009
  5. Thank you for your help, Meinolf.

    Yours suspicions where right.

    It was about the version of the remote desktop software. It must be 6.0 or

    Thank you again.
    Jorge Vinuales, Jun 29, 2009
  6. Hello Jorge,

    Thank you for the feedback. Nice to hear that you found it.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jun 30, 2009
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