Clear Text Password May Not Be Recognized

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When you are using Windows 2000 with clear text passwords, the operation may not succeed. For additional information about using clear text passwords, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
244627 How to Send Unencrypted Passwords to Connect Windows 2000 System
The unicode password length is not being set correctly. It is not accounting for the null character at the end of the string. Also, the password is not being set on a WORD boundary.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 257292 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 18:18:09 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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