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A local administrator account can unlock a workstation that was locked by a domain administrator account

After you log on to a computer by using a domain administrator account, and then you lock the computer, a local administrator may be able to unlock the computer. The local administrator for the computer may be able to unlock the computer and may be able to access your session without using your domain administrator password.

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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6824      42,256  Basesrv.dll         21-Sep-2003  00:45  5.0.2195.6824     236,304  Cmd.exe             19-Jun-2003  20:05  5.0.2195.6660     233,744  Gdi32.dll           24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6897     742,160  Kernel32.dll        24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6824      54,544  Mpr.dll             02-Jun-2004  22:48  5.0.2195.6930     335,120  Msgina.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6892      90,264  Rdpwd.sys   01-Jun-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6934   5,880,832  Sp3res.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6897     403,216  User32.dll          05-Aug-2003  22:14  5.0.2195.6794     385,808  Userenv.dll         02-Jun-2004  21:59  5.0.2195.6938   1,631,312  Win32k.sys   28-May-2004  20:48  5.0.2195.6935     183,056  Winlogon.exe        25-Sep-2003  18:08  5.0.2195.6826     243,984  Winsrv.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6897     742,160  Kernel32.dll        02-Jun-2004  21:59  5.0.2195.6938   1,631,312  Win32k.sys   25-Sep-2003  18:08  5.0.2195.6826     243,984  Winsrv.dll       
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 842742 - Last Review: 10/26/2006 20:46:02 - Revision: 3.5

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