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After you lock and then unlock a Windows Vista-based client computer, you may be prompted for user credentials before you can access network resources

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You lock and then unlock a Windows Vista-based client computer.
  • You try to access network resources.
In this scenario, you may be prompted for user credentials.

Note This problem does not occur on a Windows XP-based client computer.
This problem may occur in an environment in which two-factor authentication products are used to deploy a one-time password token. In this environment, Windows Vista does not use the existing Kerberos ticket-granting tickets (TGTs) to request a ticket for the network resource. However, Windows Vista does perform an Authentication Service (AS) request. Therefore, you may be prompted for user credentials.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista 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. 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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable2,01229-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
X86_cc13f13560ee0718efc810f548d2bfda_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_a4acfa6144845eea.manifestNot Applicable70529-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-security-kerberos_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_e52cbca4ccfd6541.manifestNot Applicable40,54029-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_5ab5298ee096f6525da57c330475e90a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_149d4088b86b03e0.manifestNot Applicable70929-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Amd64_fb8c2c663cd44fff07a4bc5caf5b888b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_5c24de096ca0e17b.manifestNot Applicable70929-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-security-kerberos_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_414b5828855ad677.manifestNot Applicable40,57629-Sep-200705:04Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb941808~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,80629-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb941808~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable2,02329-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable1,92529-Sep-200704:51Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-security-kerberos_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20689_none_4ba0027ab9bb9872.manifestNot Applicable41,16029-Sep-200705:04Not Applicable
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 Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
More information
Two-factor authentication provides improved security because it requires that the user provide the following authentication items:
  • The combination of a valid user name and a password
  • A token or a certificate
A typical example of two-factor authentication that uses a certificate involves using a smart card. The smart card contains the certificate.

A one-time password system requires that you use a new password every time that you log on. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about Kerberos authentication, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 941808 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:47:48 - Revision: 4.0

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