Testing the Deployment

The following section will provide you with steps on how to test your deployment once it is complete.

Test the Deployment

After configuring the management agent for AD DS and then defining a password reset workflow, you will test your configuration. To test the configuration, you must perform the following steps in the order shown:

  1. Register for a self-service password reset

  2. Reset the password

Register for a self-service password reset

After a user logs on to a client computer, the user must register for a self-service password reset. This enables that user to reset the password without contacting the helpdesk.

Register from a client computer

In this procedure, you will register for a self-service password reset from a client computer.

To register for a self-service password reset

  1. Log on to a client computer with a user account that resides in the set that you created to participate in password reset.

  2. On the FIM Password Reset Registration page, click Next.

  3. Answer the questions that you specified when you created the process for a self-service password reset, click Next, and then click OK.

Register in the password registration portal

In this procedure, you will register for a self-service password reset using the password registration portal.

To register for self-service password reset in the password registration portal

  1. Log on to a client computer with a user account that resides in the set that you created to participate in password reset.

  2. Open Internet Explorer, and then navigate to the FIM Password Registration Portal home page (http://<portal host name>/)

  3. Click Next, and complete the registration wizard.

WarningWarning
Registration for password reset using the rich client has changed to launch the default browser and automatically navigate the user to the registration portal when they log on to a client machine.

Reset the password

Now you can reset the user's password. After you have reset the password, the user can log on to the client computer and the AD DS domain with the new credentials.

Reset the password from a client computer

In this procedure, you will reset the user’s password from the logon screen on the client computer. This requires the rich client to be installed on the client machine.

To reset the password at the logon screen

  1. Log off the client computer.

  2. On the Log On to Windows screen using one of the users that previously registered, and click Reset.

    In the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system, the Reset Password command link is located under the box where you enter your password.

  3. On the Authentication Required page, type the same answers to the questions that you entered when you registered for a self-service password reset, and then click Next.

  4. On the Enter Your New Password page, type your new password in the New password and Confirm new password boxes, and then click Reset.

  5. Click Finish.

  6. In the Windows logon screen, log on using the new password.

Reset the password in the password reset portal

In this procedure, you will reset the user’s password in the password reset portal.

To reset the password in the password reset portal

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and then navigate to the FIM Password Reset Portal home page (http://<portal host name>/).

  2. Enter the username of one of the users that previously registered, and then complete the password reset wizard.

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