Microsoft KB Archive/102791
PSS ID Number: 102791
Article Last Modified on 10/29/2003
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.1
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
This article was previously published under Q102791
Microsoft LAN Manager file transfer protocol (FTP) clients may not be allowed to establish a session with a Windows NT FTP server even though they have a valid user account on the Windows NT machine.
LAN Manager FTP clients that use the TCP/IP Utilities for LAN Manager require a password to attempt to establish a session with an FTP server.
Even if a blank password is valid for the Windows NT user account, such as the Guest account, the LAN Manager FTP Client will not be able to establish a session.
To work around this problem, use the User Manager to add a password (which is not blank) to any user account that will be establishing a session with the FTP Server.
To modify or add a Password to an existing account, in the User Manager, highlight the appropriate account, select User, choose Properties, and enter a password in the two Password fields.
It is also possible to configure Windows NT to require a password for all user accounts. To configure Windows NT to require passwords, in User Manager, select Policies, choose Account Policy, and change the Minimum Password Length option to 1 character or more.
Windows NT FTP clients do not require a password with their account to establish a session with a Windows NT FTP server.
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