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By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
When I try to change the administrator password in a windows nt4.0 envirnment I get the following: Password cannot be changed at this time.... Computer is signed on as administrator when I'm attempting to do this. There are no other computerssigned on as administrator.I'm
hitting ctrl,alt,delete to change the administrator password

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by XpertDragon In reply to admin Password

Have you already tried to change the Administrator or Administrator equivalent password in User Manager? Is youir server a part of a domain? Changing the Domain Admin password or a local admin password?

Paul M. Chavez

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by kashmeir63 In reply to admin Password

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by banyanman In reply to admin Password

Sounds to me like there is a minimum password age set. In NT4 you can verify this by opening up user manager and choosing policies - account and looking for the minimum password age properties. In Windows 2000 it could either be a local policy on the computer or one set in Active Directory. Hope this helps.....

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by kashmeir63 In reply to admin Password

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by cavedweller In reply to admin Password

What you got is Microsoft's standard password error. They fail to provide the real reason it can't be changed. Some of them are:

...because the new password is too short.
...because the new password is too simple.
...because the current password isn't old enough.

You can always use "User Manager for Domains" to change the password instead.

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by kashmeir63 In reply to admin Password

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by cdietz In reply to admin Password

Make sure that no one has set up a policy preventing this from being changed. Make sure that the account is not in use by any services, or sql.

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