Password change looses caches passwords

Password change looses caches passwords

Post by jokes5432 » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 03:02:38


When some of our users are prompted to change their local Windows XP
password, the machines wipe the cached Email and Remote Desktop passwords.

This doesn't happen to every user so I am assuming it's a setting somewhere.

Our user base isn't that bright and they never seem to remember what their
email password or remote desktop passwords are. So, every 90 days I am
looking up/resetting passwords for them.

Any ideas?

Windows XP Pro SP2 running in a workgroup environment.
 
 
 

Password change looses caches passwords

Post by John Wunde » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 04:50:49

"jokes54321" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



This article may help:

"How to troubleshoot the Data Protection API (DPAPI)"
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

HTH,
John

 
 
 

Password change looses caches passwords

Post by jokes5432 » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:13:09

Hi John,

That certainly is an interesting article, although I'm not sure where to
look now. Assuming this is it, it sounds as if Winlogon isn't calling this
API during a password change. I'm going to try the reg setting on a single
XP box to retain a copy of the master password and see if that helps.

Thank you,

Denny