pwdump on german NT

Chris chrisv at
Mon Apr 3 16:52:10 GMT 2000

> Michael Sievers wrote:
> > I had trouble getting the pwdump program to work correctly on a german
> > version of NT4SP3.
> >
> > I believe the problem is based on the fact that the german group
> > 'Administrators' is called 'Administratoren', and Administrators is
> > hard-coded into the utility. Would it be possible to make that
> an optional
> > parameter?
> >
> > Unfortunately, I have no access to a C-Compiler on an NT-station, so I
> > cannot try it myself to ensure that this really was the problem.
> >
> > I have found no way of manually modifying the rights on the SAM that was
> > reversible, so I'd like to see pwdump work on foreign (german) NTs.
> Sorry about that. I added the stupid "Administrators"
> check in an unsuccessful attempt to convince the press
> that pwdump was not a hacking tool :-).
> You'll need to get someone with a C compiler to re-compile
> without this (pointless) check.
hmm, my vc++ 6.0 sp3 doesn't want to compile the DES part,
complains about unresolved externals and can't find some
header files, sorry...


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