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Computer Account Password Causes Error Message "0xc000006c (Password Restriction)"
Article ID: 816230 - View products that this article applies to.
When you type the password for your computer account, and then click OK, you may receive the following error message:
0xc000006c (Password Restriction)
This problem occurs because the computer account password is incorrectly enforced by the user account password filter (Password.dll). The filter requires that passwords have at least 8 characters with at least 1 nonalphanumeric character.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6613 124,176 Adsldp.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6601 130,832 Adsldpc.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6667 62,736 Adsmsext.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6673 378,640 Advapi32.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6611 49,936 Browser.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6680 136,464 Dnsapi.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6663 96,528 Dnsrslvr.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6679 45,840 Eventlog.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6627 148,240 Kdcsvc.dll 20-Feb-2003 14:11 5.0.2195.6666 204,560 Kerberos.dll 04-Mar-2003 06:00 5.0.2195.6678 71,888 Ksecdd.sys 04-Mar-2003 06:00 5.0.2195.6678 509,712 Lsasrv.dll 04-Mar-2003 06:00 5.0.2195.6678 33,552 Lsass.exe 05-Mar-2003 11:12 5.0.2195.6680 109,328 Msv1_0.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6601 312,592 Netapi32.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6627 360,720 Netlogon.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6672 929,552 Ntdsa.dll 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6680 392,464 Samsrv.dll 16-Feb-2003 14:30 5.0.2195.6601 51,472 W32time.dll 16-Aug-2002 03:32 5.0.2195.6601 57,104 W32tm.exe 06-Mar-2003 05:52 5.0.2195.6666 125,200 Wldap32.dll
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 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
Article ID: 816230 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 4.6