EnhancedSecurityLevel Set to 1 Causes "Stop 0x1E" When Password Is Changed

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You may experience a "Stop 0x1E" error message when you change the domain password with the C2 security registry entry enabled. The problem occurs if you have Service Pack 6a (SP6a) installed and the following registry entry is set:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
Value: EnhancedSecurityLevel (REG_DWORD)
Data: 1
This key ensures that Object Manager can change the attributes of a kernel object in the Object table for the current process if (and only if) the previous mode of the caller is kernel mode.

When you attempt to change the password after setting this registry value, you receive the following error message:
Stop 0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0x8019bb12, 0x00000000, 0x0000022c)
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time                 Size    File name     Platform   -------------------------------------------------------------   06/23/2000  07:26p             955,136 Ntkrnlmp.exe  Intel   06/23/2000  07:26p             934,656 Ntoskrnl.exe  Intel   06/23/2000  07:24p           1,401,920 Ntkrnlmp.exe  Alpha   06/23/2000  07:24p           1,373,888 Ntoskrnl.exe  Alpha				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 265720 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 22:09:31 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a

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