Preset connection manager credentials may not work in Windows XP

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When you use a preconfigured connection manager package to set up a network connection, you cannot connect by using the preset password.
This problem may occur when all the following conditions are true:
  • The connection manager package is created by using the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK).
  • When the connection manager package is created, the Allow anyone to use this credentials option is enabled in the CMAK.
  • You try to run the connection manager package on a Windows XP-based computer.

Hotfix information

To resolve this issue, install the hotfix described in this article on the Windows XP-based client computer that you want to run the connection manager package on. 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.

File information

The English 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 tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP 32-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   05-Feb-2005  01:10  7.2.2600.1621     324,608  Cmdial32.dll        05-Feb-2005  00:55  7.2.2600.2606     343,040  Cmdial32.dll
Note There are two versions of the file Cmdial32.dll in the hotfix for 32-bit versions of Windows XP. Each of these files is specific to a service pack version:
  • 7.2.2600.1621 will be installed on computers running Windows XP SP1
  • 7.2.2600.2606 will be installed on computers running Windows XP SP2
Windows XP 64-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name       Platform    -----------------------------------------------------------------------   05-Feb-2005  01:08  7.2.2600.1621     754,176  Cmdial32.dll    IA-64   05-Feb-2005  01:10  7.2.2600.1621     324,608  Wcmdial32.dll   x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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