I have used Experts Exchange for many years and have usually found the answers to any queries however this time I have had no luck - so my first every question here goes....
I have a central server running Server 2003 std and Exchange 2003 - there are remote sites with VPN tunnels connecting workstations to the Exchange 2003 server - these sites also have their own domain and their own servers - the VPN tunnel is only used to allow remote users to connect to exchange.
I would like remote users to change their password on the central server and I have looked at both changing through Outlook, though a forced password change, and changing them through OWA.
I have established that because the remote workstations are not logged onto the central domain it is not possible to change passwords through Outlook so I have settled on OWA as the solution.
I have read many articles on the problems associated with configuring the Password Change option in OWA - I have made the necessary group policy changes as specified by Microsoft but I still get the error message indicating the password does meet the password complexities - the only way I can get a sucessful password change is if I select the User Must Change Password At Next Login for the remote users. Although a workaround it is not a solution. I have tested this facility on a SBS 2003 server and it works fine.
Any ideas would be welcome.