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Q. Does Windows Server 2003 provide a way to let users change their passwords remotely on the Web?

A. The version of Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 that ships with Windows 2003 includes some Web-administration tools that are disabled by default. To enable the tools, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) IIS Management snap-in by clicking Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Server (IIS) Management.
  2. Navigate to Web Sites, Default Web Site.
  3. Right-click Default Web Site. Select New, then select Virtual Directory. You'll see the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard Welcome screen.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter an alias of IISADMPWD and click Next.
  6. For the actual publish folder value, enter C:\windows\system32\inetsrv\iisadmpwd (where C:\windows is the directory in which Windows is installed). Click Next.
  7. For virtual directory permissions, select the Read and Run scripts check box, if it isn't already selected. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.

You can access the new interface at http://&ltserver address&gt/iisadmpwd/aexp2.asp to change a local account password or at http://&ltserver address&gt/iisadmpwd/aexp2b.asp to change a domain password. The figure at figure shows a sample Web interface for changing a domain password

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