Machine password encrypted by admin password in SP3?

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Wed Apr 22 16:20:30 GMT 1998

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> what this does over-the-wire is to open a \PIPE\samr with NTLMSSP
> encryption, and add an LSA_USER_INFO_21 structure with ACB_WKSTRUST, an
> account of MACHINE$ and a random password.

It's not random. That's the problem. It's the machine
name in unicode in lower case.


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