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I found an interesting feature in WinNT3.51 New Shell Update

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:10 pm
by JennyTheOSCollector
Today I was bored and I turned on my virtual machine with WinNT3.51 New Shell Update,and I forgot the password.I thought that I hadn't set the password yet,but when I clicked "OK", I saw a message "Your password has expired and must be changed",then when I clicked "OK"again,I can reset my password!
So,if someone wants to look my things in that VM,he/she can reset the password and log in!

Re: I found an interesting feature in WinNT3.51 New Shell Up

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 pm
by YourAverageJoe
Pretty sure this is still a feature within Windows, especially with the Server variants. You will be forced to reset your password after some time is given as there is a timer on how long you can keep the password for. Most obviously it's for security purposes

Re: I found an interesting feature in WinNT3.51 New Shell Up

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:46 pm
by yourepicfailure
It's called password expiration. It's a group policy.

If you set a blank password, it is still a password and subject to expiration.

Re: I found an interesting feature in WinNT3.51 New Shell Up

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:42 am
by JennyTheOSCollector
YourAverageJoe wrote:Pretty sure this is still a feature within Windows, especially with the Server variants. You will be forced to reset your password after some time is given as there is a timer on how long you can keep the password for. Most obviously it's for security purposes
Thanks,you're so cute!