unauthorized to change password

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Security' started by rob, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. rob

    rob Guest

    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?
    >
    >.
    >
     
    rob, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. rob

    james Guest

    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?
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
     
    james, Aug 27, 2003
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