How to make a password reset website for AD users Windows Server 2012r2

In the past, you could use the IISADMPWD to make a website for your Active Directory users to change passwords.  That functionally is no more with Server 2012 and higher.  At the time – we didn’t have the funds to buy a password reset solution for our department so I found another way.  Using remote desktop services – RD Web Access you can accomplish the same thing for free.  Below is my tutorial on how to do this.

Windows Server Active Directory users password change website:

FWI Error cannot deploy to any of the player machines

Four Winds Interactive digital signage error.

When you make changes to the signage template in the Content Manager Desktop to change a video or other part of the display and receive the following error:

Error “Cannot deploy to any of the player machines. Check your network configuration or machine properties and deploy again”
Status: Player machine not configured.
FWI Error cannot deploy











Login to display connected player (Intel NUC) and open the Content Player Configuration.











Go to the Device tab – Advanced section – add a check mark in the box for “Allow player data to be access as a network share” and then click ok.


In red, you see the warning about opening a network share on the player. This is what allows the content manager desktop deployment manager to access and upload new files to the player.  You will then notice you can see the share that it creates called “Signage” by default.











In case you were wondering where those files being deployed to the signage were at – they are inside the share using the following path: shared folder called “Signage\Channels\(default)\Content”
On the device locally you can browse C:\Users\Public\Documents\Four Winds Interactive\Signage\Channels\(default)\Content

Now you can try to redeploy your updated changes to the signage device from your Content Manager Desktop.

SCDPM 2018 install error SQL mgmt tools not installed

How to fix the SCDPM 2018 install error SQL mgmt tools are not installed.  While installing SCDPM 2018 I received an error that the SQL mgmt tools were not installed even though I did install them.  Turns out, SCDPM version 1801 requires a specific version of the SQL mgmt tools or the install will fail.  See the video below for the fix.