Windows 2000 and encrypted passwords

James Nord nord at
Tue Aug 3 14:49:11 GMT 1999

Dan Roscigno wrote:
> I have a mixed network of Win95, Win98 and Unix machines.  I
> am using Samba very happily.  I would like to add a Windows
> NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 client machine to the network, but
> don't know how to turn off the password encryption.  I am
> currently editing the registry on the Win98 machines.  If
> someone can tell me how to edit the NT 4.0 and Win2000
> registry I would appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Dan Roscigno ddr at (352)392-4028
> Physics Dept. University of Florida 2122 New Physics Building

For NT4 de-install SP3

Nah only joking :-)

"EnablePlainTextPassword" = 1 (DWord)

In 2k (RC1)

Control Panel -> Admin tools -> Local Security Policy
Select Local Policies - Security Options
"Send Unencrypted Passwords to third party SMB servers" -> Enabled

Was broken in B3 RC1 (not sure about B3) and then you have to manually
edit the registry,
"enableplaintextpassword" = 1 (DWord)


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