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Microsoft KB Archive/101754

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PC Win: MOVEUSER.EXE May Lose Password If Imported from .MMU

Article ID: 101754

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2

This article was previously published under Q101754


You can use the Move User utility (MOVEUSER.EXE) to move users in the following three ways:

  • Drag the users to specified postoffices (POs). -or-

  • Export a user to an .MMU file, and then import that user into the destination. -or-

  • Highlight the user to be moved, and then choose Move from the File menu.

If you use one of the latter two ways to move a user, there is a 50 percent chance that the user will lose his or her password.


The environment where users lose their passwords is predictable and is dependent on enhanced security (EN). There are four scenarios that administrators preparing to use MOVEUSER.EXE should be aware of:

   Source PO          Destination PO          Password Moved
   EN = on               EN = on                   Yes
   EN = on               EN = off                  Yes
   EN = off              EN = off                  No
   EN = off              EN = on                   No

The Move User utility is dependent on enhanced security because MOVEUSER.EXE re-encrypts or doesn't encrypt the user's password, depending on how the MASTER.GLB recorded enhanced security.

Additional query words: 3.20

Keywords: KB101754