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You cannot change your password after an administrator resets it

This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
After an administrator resets a user account password and then sets it to immediately expire, the user may not be able to change his or her password during the next logon attempt. However, if the user waits a while, the user can then change the password.
This problem is caused by domain controller replication latency, and may occur if the user's password is changed on a domain controller in a site other than the site where the user is located. For more information about the cause of this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
320325 User may not be able to change their password if you configure the 'User must change password at next logon' setting

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The Global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6613     124,176  Adsldp.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6601     130,832  Adsldpc.dll         24-Feb-2003  23:06  5.0.2195.6667      62,736  Adsmsext.dll        16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6660     377,616  Advapi32.dll        16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6611      49,936  Browser.dll         16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6663     135,952  Dnsapi.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6663      96,528  Dnsrslvr.dll        16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6661      46,352  Eventlog.dll        16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6627     148,240  Kdcsvc.dll          20-Feb-2003  23:11  5.0.2195.6666     204,560  Kerberos.dll        03-Dec-2002  02:09  5.0.2195.6621      71,888  Ksecdd.sys   24-Jan-2003  21:40  5.0.2195.6659     509,712  Lsasrv.dll          24-Jan-2003  21:41  5.0.2195.6659      33,552  Lsass.exe           05-Feb-2003  15:59  5.0.2195.6662     109,328  Msv1_0.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6601     312,592  Netapi32.dll        16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6627     360,720  Netlogon.dll        24-Feb-2003  23:05  5.0.2195.6669     929,552  Ntdsa.dll           24-Feb-2003  23:05  5.0.2195.6666     392,464  Samsrv.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6622     112,912  Scecli.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6625     305,936  Scesrv.dll          10-Feb-2003  22:22  5.0.2195.6663     166,912  Sp3res.dll          16-Feb-2003  23:30  5.0.2195.6601      51,472  W32time.dll         16-Aug-2002  12:32  5.0.2195.6601      57,104  W32tm.exe           24-Feb-2003  23:05  5.0.2195.6666     125,200  Wldap32.dll         24-Feb-2003  22:24  5.0.2195.6659     509,712  Lsasrv.dll  
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To disable the new behavior that this hotfix provides, add or edit the SamDisableSingleObjectRepl item. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey:
    . Note If you do not find the SamDisableSingleObjectRepl item in this subkey, follow these steps:
    1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    2. In the details pane, type the new value SamDisableSingleObjectRepl.
  3. Right-click SamDisableSingleObjectRepl, and then click Modify.
  4. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, under Base, click click Decimal.
  5. In the Value data box, type the value 1, and then click OK.
  6. Close Registry Editor.

To re-enable the new behavior made available by this update, delete the registry key or change the value of the key to 0.

For more information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product
You may receive the following Event on the domain controllers where you must install this hotfix:

DC is logging kerberos event id 7 0x108 event in the system log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: KDC
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7
Description: The Security Account Manager failed a DC (or a KDC) request in an unexpected way. The error is in the data field.

The account name was ????O???????e and lookup type ax. Data: 0000: 34 00 00 c0 4..À


Article ID: 812499 - Last Review: 02/20/2007 21:40:50 - Revision: 8.6

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