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By mender ·
My users are loging into a Windows NT Server, and every 45 days they have to change the password. Is there a way to disable Windows 95-98 logon password so it doesn't create a file for Windows itself? When they change the Windows NT Server password Windows 95-98 wants the old password.

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by kellyst In reply to Windows Login

you need to disable password caching. here is how.

Registry Settings:
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network]
Value Name: DisablePwdCaching
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0 = disabled, 1=enabled)

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by mender In reply to Windows Login

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by brandonh In reply to Windows Login

You can also delete the <username>.pwl file in the Windows directory. On next login, Windows will ask to set the password again. Delete the top box worth of asterisks and hit ok. This will keep Windows from asking to set the Windows password and will only use the Domain password from the server.

Hope this helps.

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by mender In reply to Windows Login

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by tdwilli In reply to Windows Login

Proposed Answer 2 is, in my humble opinion, the easiest and most direct route to solving your problem. No password at all for your Windows log-on is the simplest approach. The only catch would be if you're using multiple user profiles. Then you have a problem.

Good luck.

tdwilli

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by mla80 In reply to Windows Login

Proposed Answer 2 is my opinion as this is the easiest and most direct route in solving your problem. No password at all for your Windows log-on is the simplest approach. The only catch would be if you're using multiple user profiles. Then you havea problem.

Good luck.
MUrtAzA

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by mender In reply to Windows Login

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by lewiscr1 In reply to Windows Login

You don't have to disable all caching, you can just turn off the Windows logon, here's how:
used regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE:SOFTWARE:MICROSOFT:WINDOWS:CURRENT VERSION:WINLOGON:DISABLE WITH A VALUE OF 0.

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