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Windows NT Client Logon Fails with EnableSecuritySignature Set

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When SMB security signatures are enabled by setting EnableSecuritySignatureto 1 on the server, a Windows NT Client logon attempt may fail. The failurewill occur if only a Lan Manager password component is present in theWindows NT domain account. The following error will be returned by theclient:

Invalid user name or password...
The server service performs an SMB security signature check and it fails inthis case. When a sessionsetupandx command is being performed, the checkfails. The server assumes that the client provides Windows NT credentials.The redirector is incorrectly including the LanMan security information forsecurity signatures as if it were Windows NT security information.
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

NOTE: The redirector is dependent on the server fix to operate correctly.Rdr.sys must be installed on the client and Srv.sys must be used on theserver to address this issue successfully.

For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 161372
TITLE : How to Enable SMB Signing in Windows NT
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.

Article ID: 185625 - Last Review: 10/08/2013 02:45:45 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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