SETPASS May Change Password of Wrong User

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SYMPTOMS
If there are more than 255 connections to the NetWare and File and PrintServices for NetWare (FPNW) server, SETPASS attempts to change thepassword of the user whose connection is approximately 255 less than theconnection the user actually has.

For example: If the connection is number 498 and SETPASS is run, theSETPASS utility will attempt to change the password of the user whoseconnection number is approximately 498 - 255.
CAUSE
Libraries for MS-DOS utilities were incorrectly limited to a maximum of255 user connections.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

Windows NT 3.51

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in File and Print Servicesfor NetWare version 3.51. This problem was corrected in the latest WindowsNT 3.51 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the Service Pack,query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without thespaces):
S E R V P A C K

Windows NT 4.0

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0.This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 154990 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 08:04:35 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft File and Print Services for Netware 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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