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rob
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      26th Aug 2003
I had the same experience. What I found thru a little
testing is that W2K Server doesn't give an informative
message all the time when a user trys to change a pw and
the new choice doesn't meet the pw policy parameters.
Instead of telling them the pw doesn't meet the specs, it
just says you are not authorized to change your password.
Time after time, after I coach them thru constructing a
strong pw, it then works fine. I havn't found anything
indicating MS even knows about the bug... yet... Hey
MS!!! what's up with that?

I finally trained my users to practice making good
passwords by refering them to this site:

http://www.securitystats.com/tools/password.asp

>-----Original Message-----
>I'm running AD with win2k, under password policy after 90
>days users are required to change their password. What
>I'm constantly getting is users complaining about they
>are unauthorized to change their password. Any idea what
>could be causing this?
>
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james
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      27th Aug 2003
rob, thanks for your suggestions.


>-----Original Message-----
>I had the same experience. What I found thru a little
>testing is that W2K Server doesn't give an informative
>message all the time when a user trys to change a pw and
>the new choice doesn't meet the pw policy parameters.
>Instead of telling them the pw doesn't meet the specs,

it
>just says you are not authorized to change your

password.
>Time after time, after I coach them thru constructing a
>strong pw, it then works fine. I havn't found anything
>indicating MS even knows about the bug... yet... Hey
>MS!!! what's up with that?
>
>I finally trained my users to practice making good
>passwords by refering them to this site:
>
>http://www.securitystats.com/tools/password.asp
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I'm running AD with win2k, under password policy after

90
>>days users are required to change their password. What
>>I'm constantly getting is users complaining about they
>>are unauthorized to change their password. Any idea

what
>>could be causing this?
>>
>>.
>>

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>

 
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