The Password module handles the password synchronization between the domain controllers. It must be installed on all domain controllers.
Files that are required
- Setup PasswordFilter x64.msi / Setup PasswordFilter x86.msi
- Vcredist_x64.exe / Vcredist_x86.exe
What is not required
- UMS License file for the DC
Where can I find the files?
(Depending on software architecture, use the 64/32-bit version)
- [C:\Program Files\UserManagement]
- Setup PasswordFilter x64.msi
- Update all DC’s to full .Net framework 4.6.2
- Install Visual C++ 2017 (x86) or Visual C++ 2017 (x64) depending on architecture.
- Use Microsoft Update to make sure that all updates are applied to the framework and Visual C++
- Copy UserManagement.ini to [C:\Windows]
- Install "Setup PasswordFilter x64.msi" or "Setup PasswordFilter x86.msi" depending on architecture.
- Restart Server (required for PasswordFilter to be loaded)
If you are updating, please start with uninstalling the old password agents and restarting the DC.
Run as Administrator: “msinfo32.exe” (from windows start menu -- > "run")
- Click on Software Environment
- Loaded Modules
- Look for PasswordFilter where Manufacturer is inLogic A/S
Which Domain Controllers must the agent be installed on
It must be installed on all Domain Controllers that the is used for password change operations.
How does the agent work
When you change the password the agent on the domain controller grabs the cleartext password from the password chain on the server and encrypts it.
Then it sends the password to the SQL server. If the SQL server cannot be reached the password change will be denied and the Domain Controller will send a complexity warning.
Cannot change password
If you cannot change password look in c:\ for a file name PasswordFilter.Log
This file contains the error message that UMS created (if it was a UMS error). E.g. (cannot reach SQL server)
UMS cannot throw an error text. It will always be something with about the complexity rules not met.
When you have resolved the error best practice would be to delete the PasswordFilter.Log from the server (maybe take a backup for historical use).