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Unable to change password logging on W2K

By TDwyer ·
I have a mixed network of Windows 2000 and Windows 98 PCs. I am using Windows 2000 servers. When the Windows 98 PCs have expired passwords, they are prompted to change them, but whne they try, they get a "Unable to change the password for Microsoft Networking because of the following error: Access has been denied." message. I have checked with Microsofts Knowledge base, but none of the tips I found there worked. Anyone have any ideas?

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by BobHo In reply to Unable to change password ...

Let's start with the easy stuff. In the user's properties if the "User cannot change password" option checked?

DrBob:&gt

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by TDwyer In reply to Unable to change password ...

Nope...but thanks for asking :-) I know that in Win NT, there is an option for "User must log on to the network to change password" that can cause this problem to occur, but as far as I can tell, Win 2k doesn't really have this option.

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by BobHo In reply to Unable to change password ...

Here's a solution I found in a different NG:

Look for the following registry key in your server's registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\RestrictAnonymous

If the value for this key is not 0 change it to 0. Supposedly this value is changed by one of MS's hotfixes but by changing the value it causes the problem you talk about here.

Here's a MS KB article I found on the subject:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q246261

Try if and see.

DrBob:&gt

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by TDwyer In reply to Unable to change password ...

Thanks again, but I had also run accross that article and this setting was already adjusted...with no luck.

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by BobHo In reply to Unable to change password ...

OK then, it's probably an issue of the client not being able to get to the PDC emulator. Do the win98 clients have the dsclient pack installed? It's on the w2k server cd. This should allow the client to see various AD components/services (like the PDC).

Once again, good luck.

DrBob:&gt

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by TDwyer In reply to Unable to change password ...

Sorry...that didn't work either. I just ended up writing a logon script that uses the "net password" command to force users to change passwords when their time is up. Thanks for the help, though. I'm awarding you the points for trying so hard.

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