Allow RDP User To Reset Domain Password

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Had an issue the other day where a user wasn’t able to remote into our servers because their AD password had expired. Instead of me resetting it on the domain controller, we did the following:

To Resolve:

  1. Have the user create a .rdp configuration to the destination computer on the domain.

  2. Include the following property (open using notepad => add to last line):

  3. When you use that configuration file to connect, you will be presented with the login GUI, and subsequently you will be presented with the change password dialog.

    • It should be noted that this only works if the server does not require NLA:


“Allow Users to Change Expired Password via Remote Desktop Connection”