Article ID: 269082
The IISADMPWD virtual directory is used for configuring Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 so that it allows users to change their Windows NT passwords. This virtual directory is not configured in Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, unless the installation is an upgrade from IIS 4.0. However, the .htr files are still included in the Winnt\System32\Inetsrv\Iisadmpwd directory.
Because of the potential security risk that is introduced by the user's ability to change their account passwords over the Internet, the IISADMPWD virtual directory is not configured by default.
The "More Information" section of this article explains how to configure IIS 5.0 to allow this feature.
To create the IISADMPWD virtual directory, follow these steps:
Article ID: 269082 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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