Windows 95 Original Passwords

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Mon Jun 19 16:39:36 GMT 2000

At 11:56 PM 6/19/00 +1000, Chris Tooley wrote:
>How do I enable encrypted passwords on the older Win 95 machines then? 
>I didn't have to install the PlainText registry hack and when a do that
>hack with a DWORD of "0" it doesn't seem to make a difference.

You don't have to. If the server supports encrypted passwords, the client
will use them!

The server specifies that it supports encrypted passwords in the response
to the NegProt request.

>Gerald Carter wrote:
>> Chris Tooley wrote:
>> >
>> > I know that there has been a lot of discussion about 95
>> > original not using encrypted passwords, but I was wondering
>> > if anyone knew of a hack that would allow them to
>> > send encrypted passwords.
>> Win95 retail release will send encrypted passwords.  The
>> change was that later versions would not send a plain
>> text password if the server did not support encryption.
>> All windows clients that I know of support the
>> challenge/response authentication.
>> jerry
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