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How to disable Password Change for all Exchange Server Users

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This article discusses how to disable Password Change for all Exchange Server Users 2013, 2016 and 2019. The new Exchange Admin Centre (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). Please see How to perform Password Change with OWA, and how to block the Change Password Feature for All Users via the Exchange Administrative Center.

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.

Disable Password Change for all Users

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.

Also, see How to change your password in Outlook Web Access, how to Update Global Address List: Recognition Error, and How to Block Change Password for Specific Exchange Users.

Password Change for all Users Exchange server

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 Passwords using Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange 2013/2016/2019 when permitted by an administrator

Note: If you only want to take this feature away from certain users.

FAQs relating to Outlook and Exchange Server

What are the steps in planning and deploying Exchange Server

Make sure you read the Release notes for Exchange Server topics before you begin your deployment. The release notes contain important information on issues you might encounter during and after your deployment. See how to set up and Configure Office Online Server.

How does Outlook with Exchange Server?

Microsoft Outlook is the most popular email client application used to connect to Exchange servers. There are others such as Zimbra. Outlook uses Microsoft’s own ActiveSync technology and the open Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) to connect to Exchange servers.

These protocols allow Outlook clients to connect, synchronize their various types of data, and continue performing work offline. In addition to using a client application like Outlook, you can also interact with an Exchange server using a browser. Outlook Web Access (OWA) is the name for the browser-based interface for your exchange server. It provides web-based versions of the Outlook app

I hope you found this blog post on How to disable Password Change for all Exchange Server Users 2013, 2016 and 2019 helpful. Please let me know in the comment session if you have any questions.

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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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