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Unauthorised access in Win2k

By edmarrero ·
I administer 4 computers at church, all have Win2k Pro installed. All computers are up to date on the service packs. One computer is allowing logon with just the user name field filled out and the password left blank when the OK button is sellected.The person who is the operator has been assigned administrator rights. Any suggestions to correct this incident?

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It sounds like that user ID profile was setup without a password. If your users are logging into the PC locally you will have to administer the user ID locally on each PC, if you are logging into a domain network then you can administer the user ID profile from the Primary Domain Controller (PDC).

Local Solution: Log into the PC with administrator rights. Right-click on My Computer, then left-click on Manage. Left-click the + sign next to Local Users and Groups.Select the Users folder and find the user ID. Right-click on the selected user, then left-click Set Password. This is where you will reset the password (PW) for that selected user. Also be sure to check User cannot change or update password. Give the user the new password, if the user is logged in at the time of the PW change the user will have to log off and log back on for the PW to take effect.

Network Setup: If you have a PDC running the User Manager for Domains then you can modify the user ID PW. Go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, User Manager for Domains. Select the user ID and double-click on the user ID. This is where you can modify the PW, and confirm the new PW. Close User Manager for Domains. Again, the user will have to log off and log back onfor the new PW to take effect.

I hope this brief overview helps!
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by edmarrero In reply to Unauthorised access in Wi ...

Thank you, this has apparently done the trick. Since implemented no unauthorized logons have occurred.

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by banyanman In reply to Unauthorised access in Wi ...

Sounds like local accounts. On the computer with the blank password, simply logon to the machine and then press ctrl-alt-del and click on change password. Have the user put in a new password, click on OK and then close out of the windows security screen using cancel and your all set.

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