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Article ID: 172185

Article Last Modified on 1/7/2000



APPLIES TO

  • MSPRESS Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit Utilities



This article was previously published under Q172185

SYMPTOMS

After running C2config.exe on an international configuration of Windows NT, all administrator permissions are removed from all user accounts, including the administrator account.

C2config.exe is a utility designed to modify Windows NT administration settings to conform to the United States of America governmental C2 specification.

CAUSE

The C2 specification explicitly refers to the "Administrator" account by name. If the administrator account is spelled differently than Administrator, then C2Config.exe will revoke the administration permissions of that account. Non-English translations of Administrator will not be recognized as the Administrator account.

WORKAROUND

The only way to restore administrator permissions to the Administrator account is to use a recent Windows NT Emergency Repair Disk (ERD). This workaround is unconfirmed and may NOT work on foreign Windows NT configurations. Please note that this workaround has not been tested by Microsoft, and may not work or might cause other side-effects.

C2config.exe may be usable on foreign Windows NT configurations if a new account named Administrator is created and given all administrator permissions.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the utility C2config.exe included with the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit version 4.0 (ISBN 1-57231-344-7), Supplement One (ISBN 1-57231-559-8), and Supplement Two (ISBN 1-57231-626-8).

We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

This problem has been reported to affect C2config when run on German or French configurations of Microsoft Windows NT.

MORE INFORMATION

C2config.exe is a utility designed to modify Windows NT administration settings to conform to the United States of America governmental C2 specification.

Running C2config.exe on non-English versions of Microsoft Windows NT can cause serious side effects, including loss of all administrator permissions on all user accounts. (including the administrator account if not named Administrator).


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