Microsoft Exchange/Office365

How to disable Password Change for all Users Exchange server 2013,2016, and 2019

The new Exchange admin center (EAC) is a modern, web-based management console for managing Exchange that is designed to provide an experience more in line with the overall Microsoft Exchange experience. It replaces the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) to manage email settings for your organization. (i.e., the two primary interfaces used to perform administrative tasks in Exchange Server 2010). When you wish to give the possibility to selected end-users in order to have their passwords changed via OWA, here are the steps to perform this task.

This change can only be performed on the server-side (Exchange server 2013/2016/2019).

Log on to your company’s Exchange Administrative Center.
From within the EAC, select Servers / Virtual Directories.
From within the list of Exchange Virtual Directories, select OWA (default website).
Open its Properties,
From this list, notice the Change Password flag. 
Remove the flag if you want to turn this feature off for all users.
Save the changes and that is all.

When logging into OWA with a mailbox user, notice the “Change Password” option is not listed in the settings menu anymore. For how to change Password using Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange 2013/2016/2019 when permitted by an administrator. See the following link.
Note: If you only want to take this feature away from certain users, see the link.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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2 years ago

Hi Christian,

In your document you mentioned Logon to your company’s Exchange Administrative Center using this default URL. What URL are you referring to?

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