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By netbob ·
I have a NT Network streaching over 15 branches with a SMS and SQL server for Database operations and Network Operations. This has been in place for over 3 years with no password problems. Each user at the branched logs on to a mandatory profile. Just abought 3 months ago the users were not able to change their passwords. They are told that they are not permitted to do this. They always have been able in the past. The only changes made were a couple of different entries were entered into the LMHOST file to the bottom of the list.

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by gutridgesj In reply to Password security

if you mean the NT domain password, the pc has to be able to connect to the PDC in order to do this.

One can log in to a BDC or a PDC, but only the PDC can change the password. So, i would look to see why the users cannot get to the PDC. If thewrong change is made to the LMHOSTS file, that could prevent the PC from getting to the PDC.

The issue is the PDC and why the users are not seeing it.

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by gutridgesj In reply to Password security

another thing to check is to make sure someone did not change the settings in user manager for domains that restricts a user from changing their password. that actually would be the first thing to look at.

pull up a user having the problem andsee if that box is checked that says "user cannot change password"

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by netbob In reply to Password security

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by cweir90065 In reply to Password security

With my years of experience with NT,and support of over a 1000 users. I would have to agree with the respondant from answer2. Your problem resides in the user's domain account, under policies\account and not with the LMHost file.Make sure nothing was altered by accident.

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by cweir90065 In reply to Password security

With my years of experience with NT,and support of over a 1000 users. I would have to agree with the respondant from answer1. Your problem resides in the user's domain account, under policies\account and not with the LMHost file.Make sure nothing was altered by accident.

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