Wrong Message Appears When the Workstation Is Unlocked with an Invalid Password

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SYMPTOMS

When ForceUnlockLogon is enabled on any Windows 2000 client, the message that you receive when you type the wrong password or when the account is finally locked out is incorrect. When this occurs, you may receive the following message that indicates that the computer has been locked instead of a message that indicates that you typed the wrong password or that the account is locked:
This computer is locked. Only DOMAIN\domain name or an administrator can unlock this computer.
The message remains identical even though the user account has been locked out.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
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   21-Feb-2001  11:32  5.0.2195.3279  331,536  Msgina.dll
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
For additional information about ForceUnlockLogon, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
188700 Screensaver Password Works Even if Account Is Locked Out

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Article ID: 286778 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
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