Microsoft KB Archive/174076
Article ID: 174076
Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q174076
After you change your password, you receive an error indicating that it does not meet the domain password requirements; however, the stated requirements have been met.
Normally, this message is correct; however, when strong passwords are required there may be restrictions in effect that will exclude many passwords.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
NOTE: The hotfix will need to be applied to all clients. The client is responsible for mapping a text message to the error code returned from the server.
The old password error message was:
The new messages displayed after you apply the fix are:
The numeric <#> in the previous dialog box comes from the Account Policy in User Manager.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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