Microsoft KB Archive/101744

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Windows NT Validates Passwords for Persistent Connections

PSS ID Number: 101744

Article Last Modified on 11/20/2003

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101744


Windows NT does not cache (store in a file on the local hard disk) passwords for persistent connections to share-level security servers. Therefore, when you logon to Windows NT, you are prompted for a password for each password-protected connection to a share-level server. Windows NT prompts for the passwords to comply with C2 level security.

In contrast, because Microsoft Windows for Workgroups caches the passwords into a file, it does not prompt you for passwords when it reconnects persistent network connections.

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