Encrypted passwords for Windows 2000

James Nord teilo at cdt.luth.se
Tue Mar 6 16:57:41 GMT 2001

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Local 
Security Policy

Then its in one of the tabs... "Send unecrypted password to third party 
SMB servers"



takes same form (dword 1 to enable)

There should be a reg file with the samba distribution?


Emanuel Duarte wrote:

> Does anyone Know the procedure for Windows 2000 workstation, in order to not
> encrypt passwords.
> What I needed is something similar to the transcription I make below that
> works for windows nt4 and 98.
> Thank's
> Emanuel Duarte
> (Portugal)
> **********************************
> This should take care of the "clear text password" problemsyou've
> encountered:
> For Win 98 (To enable "clear text passwords"):   1) Launch Registry Editor
>   2) Double Click on: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>   3) Locate
> /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/VxD/VNETSUP
>   4) From the menu bar select Edit/New/DWORD Value
>   5) Rename the entry from "New Value #1" to:        EnablePlainTextPassword
>   6) Press Enter, then double click on the new entry.
>      A dialog box will pop up and enable you to set a value.
>      Set this value to 1.  7) You MUST reboot to enable this change.
> For Windows NT 4.0 AFTER Service Pack 3:
>   1) Launch Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE)
>   2) Double Click on: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>   3) Locate
> /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Rdr/Parameters
>   4) From the menu bar select Edit/Add-Value
>   5) Value name: EnablePlainTextPassword     Data type: REG_DWORD
>      Data value: 1  6) Click OK, and quit REGEDT32
>   7) You MUST reboot to put this change into effect.Rick Piasecki
> Bob Davies wrote:>
>> With NT4.0, when you install SP3, it forces encrypted passwords for
>> authentication.  I have found through unfortunate experience that
>> Win98 does this too.  This can cause problems if you are using an SMB
>> server (i.e. SAMBA) to provide NT networking on UNIX.  I don't control
>> the SAMBA server, so I can't compile the encryption functions into it.
>> In NT there was a registry entry to turn off the requirement for
>> encrypted passwords.  Does anyone know of a similar entry for the
>> Win98 registry that I can put in so I can access my files?
>> Any help would be much appreciated.> Bob Davies>
> bdavies at sagus-security.com

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