Ability for Mac OS-X 10.6 to change Windows 2008 domain password

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In the past our Mac users, like others, have been forced to change their Windows domain password via a PC.

Our mac users now run the following environment and I am wondering if this is now possible to perform on the Mac;

Mac Os - OS-X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Email client - Outlook 2011 (Exchange 2007 server)
Domain - Windows 2008 (at 2008 functional level)
I would appreciate it if anyone can give a categorical yes or no, supporting links/information would be a bonus.
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Have you tried this?

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I found the same link, but am trying to find out if current technology supports password changes.

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Absolutely - if they are users in active directory, they simply need to log in, open system preferences, select accounts, theirs will be highlighted, change password.

This will change their password in AD.
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Macs will need to be joined to the domain for the above to work obviously.
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NO. from Mac computer side, you cannot change a domain user's password though you may be prompted to give the credentials while accessing domain resources.

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I fought with this issue for many years and it has never been very reliable even when it does (kinda) work.. ..we bought this for all our macs bound to AD -->
http://www.thursby.com/products/dave.html

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One very very easy way, is to have them log onto webmail.  From there, they can change their AD user password easily - doesn't matter what OS - MAC, Linux, Windows, anything

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Kaffiend,
I believe Exchange requires an Internet Explorer client to enable password change. As IE is not supported in Snow Leopard I'm wondering how you achieve this.

Let me know.....
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In your question, among the background details you provided, you stated that you have an Exchange 2007 server.  

Honestly, I can't remember now if Exchange 2003 and earlier used an ActiveX control (hence the need for Internet Exploder) for password change.  

But, in Exchange 2007, that is not the case - it's not ActiveX.  Go ahead, fire up your MAC and give it a go with Safari  !!  :-)  Heck, you can even do it with Konqueror in Linux.

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This appears to work! Thanks for the help.

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