Windows – RDP Connection to a Windows Server: “This user account’s password has expired.” but no prompt to change it


I got the following message trying to RDP to a Windows Server 2012 R2. However I can't get a prompt or anything to change the password. Is this due to NLA (network-level authentication) or could it be something else?

This user account's password has expired. The password must change in
order to logon. Please update the password or contact your system
administrator or technical support.


Best Answer

I was able to get the password changed after I added this row:


temporarily to my default.rdp file c:\users\[username]\documents. This changed the situation so that the authentication happened in server side, and the the server was able to show the dialog for giving the new password.