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Apr
7
Allowing Expired or Forced Password Changes on RDWeb
Posted by Philip Elder on 07 April 2014 04:29 PM

Original Posted Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: Allowing Expired or Forced Password Changes on RDWeb

When we deploy a greenfield Windows Server 2012 setup or migrate to one we always make the following small change to the RDWeb configuration:

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  • IIS –> Sites –> Default Web Site –> RDWeb –> Pages –> Application Settings

This allows the user to change their password if it has expired which would otherwise be a helpdesk call.

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When the user goes to log on to RDWeb they will see the following:

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  • Your password is expired. Click here to change it.

Once they click the link:

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The page will indicate the change was successful:

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Click OK and the user will be directed back to the logon page.

When we access a user’s profile for whatever reason we trigger a password change on the DC and they know to hit RDWeb to log on the first time if they are remote.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen ASP Project
Find out more at
Third Tier: Enterprise Solutions for Small Business


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Jan
13
RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2
Posted by Philip Elder on 13 January 2014 04:23 PM

Original Post Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2

If you have not seen RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2 yet, then a look at the feature along with the full Remote Desktop Services suite of abilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 is a must.

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Our “Collaborate Anywhere” solution (sound familiar eh? ;) ) is based upon RDWeb and the AuthAnvil Secure Access Portal that we are investing heavily in.

We believe that Cloud has it’s place however on-premises still provides the _same_ feature set and location flexibility to our clients that Cloud vendors extol to Cloud alone with the added benefit of data ownership and security.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
Third Tier: Enterprise Solutions for Small Business


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Oct
9
SSL Certificates: CSR Decoder to Verify Settings
Posted by Reprinted Article on 09 October 2013 03:52 PM

When it comes to creating a certificate request sometimes we can miss a character or typo something.

If the processing takes longer than expected and the certificate provider does not provide much more than a "Processing" status it may be a good idea to verify the settings in the CSR file.

The CSR Decoder site can do that:

We hit a snag with a CSR that was taking too long and sure enough there was a typo in the common name that caused it to hang up.

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

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Oct
9
SSL Certificates: CSR Decoder to Verify Settings
Posted by Reprinted Article on 09 October 2013 03:52 PM

When it comes to creating a certificate request sometimes we can miss a character or typo something.

If the processing takes longer than expected and the certificate provider does not provide much more than a "Processing" status it may be a good idea to verify the settings in the CSR file.

The CSR Decoder site can do that:

We hit a snag with a CSR that was taking too long and sure enough there was a typo in the common name that caused it to hang up.

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

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »




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