The password is not set as expected when you use the Ktpass.exe tool that is included with a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 to create a Kerberos keytab file

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You create a Kerberos keytab file by using the Ktpass.exe tool that is included with a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008. When you run the Ktpass.exe tool, you use the pass option to set the password for the principal user name.

In this scenario, the password is not set as expected. Additionally, you do not receive an error message when this problem occurs.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

A 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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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=support
Note 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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.18xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ktpass.exe6.0.6001.22331143,87216-Dec-200802:41x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ktpass.exe6.0.6001.22331376,32016-Dec-200802:25IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

The Ktpass.exe tool is a command-line tool that lets an administrator configure a non-native Kerberos service as a security principal in Active Directory. You can use the pass option to set the password for the principal user name. For more information about the command syntax, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753771.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-security-tools-ktpass_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22331_none_712943183e31ed29.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,428
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:20
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,416
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,438
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-security-tools-ktpass_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22331_none_150c4b8a85d284ef.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,414
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:04
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,412
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb960830_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)16-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)18:08
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 960830 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
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