Plain Text Passwords in Unicode?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Wed Jul 6 00:52:58 GMT 2005

Christopher R. Hertel said:
>> Anyone know off-hand if the plaintext password should be "ASCII" even if
>> Unicode is negotiated?
> The answer is that Windows doesn't have settings (as far as I can tell)
> that permit the combination of plaintext and Unicode.  Neither in client
> mode nor in server mode.

What about Start > Run > secpol.msc and set "Microsoft network client:
Send unencrypted passwords to connect to third-party SMB servers" to

I would try this but I don't "own" this workstation so I'd rather not.


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