How do I disable the Generate Password (Suggest a password) option in the Web Console? (NETIQKB36591)

  • 7736591
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


How do I disable the Generate Password (Suggest a password) option in the Web Console?

Directory and Resource Administrator 6.60

Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x


The Generate Password (Suggest a password) option can be disabled in the Web Console by performing the following.  

  1. Copy all files located in the ......\Inetpub\wwwroot\DRAWeb\WebConsole\BuiltIn\AccountManagement\Users\UserResetPassword directory, on the IIS server running the DRA Web
    Component, to:

  2. Select the Properties.asp in the custom directory.
  3. Right-click and select Edit.
  4. In the Properties.asp page make the changes listed in bold below:

dim FormCtrl
 set FormCtrl           = TaskForm.AddCtrl("checkbox", "SuggestPwd")
 FormCtrl.Label         = Task.GetMsg("LABEL_SUGGEST_PWD")
 FormCtrl.Help          = Task.GetMsg("HELP_SUGGEST_PWD")
 FormCtrl.Enabled       = False
 FormCtrl.Visible       = False
 set FormCtrl           = nothing
 set FormCtrl           = TaskForm.AddCtrl("html", "SuggestedPwdMsg")
 FormCtrl.Visible       = False
 FormCtrl.Label         = ""
 set FormCtrl           = Nothing
 set FormCtrl           = TaskForm.AddCtrl("hidden", "SuggestedPwd")
 set FormCtrl           = Nothing
 set FormCtrl           = TaskForm.AddCtrl("password", "userPassword")
 FormCtrl.Label         = Task.GetMsg("LABEL_PASSWORD")
 FormCtrl.ConfirmLabel  = Task.GetMsg("LABEL_PASSWORD_CONFIRM")
 FormCtrl.Help          = Task.GetMsg("HELP_PASSWORD")
 FormCtrl.Enabled       = true
 FormCtrl.Visible       = True


The above steps must be performed on all IIS servers runing the DRA Web Component.

The information in this Knowledge Base articles is provided as-is and is not supported by NetIQ Technical Support.  Providing and\or supporting custom solutions is beyond the scope of NetIQ Technial Support.


To disable the Generate Password option in the Directory and Resource Administrator MMC, Accounts and Resource Management or the Delegation and Configuration Management console, refer to the following Knowledge Base article:

Can the Generate password option be disabled?  

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB36591