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Windows 2000 Account Operators Can Manage Their Own Accounts
Article ID: 327709 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q327709
In Windows 2000, account operators can manage their own accounts or the accounts of other account operators. In Windows NT 4.0, account operators cannot do this.
Windows 2000 does not protect members of the Account Operators group from modifying their own account or the accounts of other account operators.
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/EN-US/ )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 -------------------------------------------------------- 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5781 123,664 Adsldp.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5781 131,344 Adsldpc.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5781 62,736 Adsmsext.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6033 358,160 Advapi32.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5855 49,424 Browser.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6012 135,952 Dnsapi.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6012 96,016 Dnsrslvr.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5722 45,328 Eventlog.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6048 146,704 Kdcsvc.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:18 5.0.2195.6048 200,976 Kerberos.dll 21-Aug-2002 05:27 5.0.2195.6023 71,248 Ksecdd.sys 22-Jul-2002 12:54 5.0.2195.5960 507,152 lsasrv.dll 22-Jul-2002 12:54 5.0.2195.5960 33,552 lsass.exe 27-Aug-2002 11:53 5.0.2195.6034 108,816 Msv1_0.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5979 307,472 Netapi32.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5966 360,720 Netlogon.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6048 918,800 Ntdsa.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6025 389,392 Samsrv.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5951 129,296 Scecli.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5951 302,864 Scesrv.dll 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.5859 48,912 W32time.dll 04-Jun-2002 10:32 5.0.2195.5859 57,104 W32tm.exe 05-Sep-2002 14:47 5.0.2195.6043 125,712 Wldap32.dll
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
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.
The hotfix that is described in this article makes the following changes:
For additional information about Windows 2000 security settings, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
217050For additional information about account operators access rights, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217050/EN-US/ )Description of Default Security Settings in Windows 2000
245174For 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/245174/EN-US/ )Members of Account Operators Group Cannot Manage All User Accounts
265173For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the following article number 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
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861/EN-US/ )Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with Only One Reboot
Article ID: 327709 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 1.12