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By sbutts ·
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We are moving all of our users to Windows 2000 Professional. We have a Windows NT 4.0, SP 6 for a PDC. Our file/printer server is Novel 4.11, we will be moving it to a Windows 2000 PDC in a few months. Our problem is with the new PC's. We are loading the Novell client (not the full client) for the end user. The just need to be able to sign-on to the Novell server, no nwadmin or anthing like that. When their password expires, they get a message to change it, they do, they synch up with their NT password, they think everything is fine. When they come in the next day and boot up their PC, they type in their new password, it doesn't work, they try the old password it doesn't work, they do this three times, they get lockedout and a message comes up to use the Setpass utility. This totally stumps them because it is run in DOS and they haven't got a clue how to do this, nor should they. Has anybody experienced this? Any suggestions on what is going on, what is a solution? HELP!

Thanks.
Susan

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by Adam Morey In reply to Password Expiration Probl ...

Check this article, I believe it answers your question.

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10061465.htm

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by cmoss In reply to Password Expiration Probl ...

Since you are migrating from Netware to NT anyway, my recommendation would be to use the Microsoft Client for Netware & NDS Service. It works well on the Microsoft clients, and no DOS stuff! It will also be much easier to remove from the systems after the migration than the Novell client.

Keep in mind when you migrate your printers, NT does not handle large numbers of printers as well as Netware. 50-75 printers per print server is a good rule of thumb. If you have more printers than that, add more print servers to reduce your headaches down the road. Also, you may want to check into direct IP printing as an alternative to NT 4.0.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Password Expiration Probl ...

Netware password change utility available in the netware client works fine, but you must double check that the user can change it's password, the netware password policy should be equal at the windows NT password policy, (eg:if min lengh in netware=6, and wnt=7, thus the user wont be able to change the password in both contexts),
Allow WNT users change it?s password without been logged

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