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    win 95 log in

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    by zlitocook ·

    we use win95 as work stations, win nt as servers. the users at one work station forgot thier login, both password and user name. is there a way to view the .pwl file to get them with out using any hack software?the company wont let me use the programs i have to do this. is there a MS way to do this? i do not have full admin rights so i cant give them a new name for log in.

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      win 95 log in

      by dcassat ·

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      This is not a hard problem. Look at the Windows directory and find all of the .pwl files. One of them will be the login for the user(s). Remove or change the password for the users at the NT server user manager. Then re-login the users at the workstation using the names discovered in step 1. You will be prompted to enter new passwords – make sure that you use the same passwords throughout and you should be back in business. This is the standard procedure I follow. Hope this was what you were asking!

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        win 95 log in

        by zlitocook ·

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      win 95 log in

      by paland ·

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      This is along the lines of the previous answer but, if you go to start/find and then type in *.pwl you will get a list of your pwl files and you can just delete them then.

      Also, If you don’t want the windows password to pop up again, on the nextlogon (after deleting the pwl files) delete the user name and leave the password area blank. This way you will not get the windows password prompt again.

      Personally, I use the following settings in my registry for all systems:

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network]
      “DisablePwdCaching”=dword:00000001

      And I never get the prompt again.

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        win 95 log in

        by zlitocook ·

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