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Windows Networking Password Change

By tortiz96 ·
Running Winnt4.0 Sp3 want to force users change password @ logon. I enforced it on NT
When user logs on to PC in win98. They are prompted to change password. But when they try and change it Win98 says access denied
to any type of password used. Also thier able to bypass by canceling or hitting escape. Any ideas why it comes up with access denied?
or why it lets tem bypass it?

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Windows Networking Passwo ...

Winnt4.0 Sp3?? Umm... 3 1/2 Service Packs have came out since then, update asap. As for the rest, I am not sure what you are asking. Their network passwords or there local passes. For their local passes just delete there USERNAME.pwd or USERNAME.pwl file. They have to change it then, as for network set their account in user manager on the domain controller to user must rest password at next logon. Sure they can hit escape but they still won't be able to get to network shares, let them know that, they'll change their password then.

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by McKayTech In reply to Windows Networking Passwo ...

The bypass part is by design. If you want to lock down the desktop, Win98 is the wrong product (use NT Workstation or W2K Professional).

As far as the access denied part, the only suggestion I would have is to check and see if these users have the right to log on from the network (User Manager for Domains, Policies, User Rights). Also, it might be useful to delete all the *.pwl files on their workstations and then have them log onto the domain using a pre-assigned password. Sometimes the workstation passwords and the domain passwords get out of sync and that can cause the problem you've described.

Incidentally, I agree with Aaron on the Service Pack. SP3 is a little long in the tooth and I would heartily recommend at least SP5 asit has been the most stable of the service packs for NT. It's a free download and shouldn't break anything you're now running (but check first with the vendor for any proprietary software you have...).

paul

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