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In the Multilanguage version of Windows 2000 Professional or Server, if you select a language other than English for the Menus and Dialogs setting, the Run As command (and other parts of the graphical user interface that present a secondary logon prompt) places the localized Administrator string in the User Name box rather than the system-defined (default English) name of the local administrator account.
Because the account name (for example, "Administrateur") is not recognized, any password you use is not a valid password. If you change the localized administrator account to the English "Administrator" account, the password is recognized.
This behavior occurs because the wrong API function call is used.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Multilanguage version of Windows 2000.