Win 98 and encrypted passwords registry patch not working

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sat May 8 18:23:50 GMT 1999

Richard Sharpe wrote:
> I have some evidence that at least one version of Win 98 ignores the
> registry setting that says to use plain text passwords.
> Can anyone else confirm or deny this?


I can give you my observations.  I have over 80 Win98 clients 
here (all showing the exact same build number).  These range 
from the Win98 upgrade to various OEM preloads of the OS.  
Every machine obeys the EnablePlainTextPassword registry setting.

Hope this helps,
                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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