Microsoft KB Archive/174979

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Screen Saver Password Is Not Changed with Domain Password


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, versions 1, 2, 2.1


When you use the Passwords tool in Control Panel to change your Windows NT domain password, and the Windows Screen Saver check box is already selected, the screen saver password is not changed to the new Windows NT domain password.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and OSR2, and later versions of this file:

   MPRSERV.DLL  version 4.00.954  dated 06/10/97  126,468 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.

This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.


For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q184838 OLE Problems Using MSNDS Are Not Resolved By NWNP32 Update

Q181869 Desktop Folders Are Not Deleted Under Roving Profiles

Q181868 Config.pol File Attributes Change After Supervisor Logs On

Q172647 Server Copy of User Profile May Be Overwritten By Local Copy

Q165402 Windows 95 Update to Encrypt Passwords in Memory

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbenv kbtool osr2 win95
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbOPKSearch kbWin95 kbWin95OPKOSR2 kbWin95OPKOSR1 kbWin95OPKOSR210

Last Reviewed: January 31, 2001
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