c00000BE error (service pack 5)

Kevin Myer kevin_myer at elanco.k12.pa.us
Thu May 27 19:10:24 GMT 1999


After figuring out that rid and uid apparently must be the same number and
that the ntuid field is the login name, I have successfully logged into a
domain where Samba is the PDC and where I'm using a LDAP backend to store
the info!  Hooray - this has made working with NT fun again :)

I have come across a "feature" perhaps that Microsoft incorporated in
service pack 5.  I am running Windows NT workstation 4.0 with service pack
5 applied, in a virtual machine from VMware nonetheless.  This is with
OpenLDAP 1.2.1, the Head-CVS Samba code and the problem I get is after I
login and authenticate succesfully, I am told that my password expires
today and am given the option to change it.  After I enter and reconfirm
my password, I get:

Unable to change the password on this account (C00000BE).  Please consult
your system administrator.

I consulted my system administrator (me) and he didn't know what to do.  I
searched the archives and came up with mention of this code when someone
had migrated from service pack 3 to service pack 4 and it had to do with
the ordering of unicode characters I believe.  Subsequent responses
indicated that it was fixed in later releases but I am wondering if it
needs fixed again or if I am heading down the wrong road with that as the

Any thoughts?  The next order of business will be to attempt to use the
Domain Manager for Servers and Users and add accounts to the Samba PDC.

Low to Middle end NT server installations just breathed their dying breath
today, at least in my books!


     ~        Kevin M. Myer
    . .       Network/System Administrator
    /V\       ELANCO School District
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