I've been perplexed by what seems like it should be a simple problem. I have a winnt4.5 sbs network with a bunch of win 95/98/me systems. For maint/repair reasons we occasionally reset the network password on the server so we can login as the user. However, when the network password is changed, the local windows password does not change. Therefore we still can not log into the profile, and since logging into the profile itself is sometimes critical to sucessful troubleshooting of an issue, the profile password becomes a problem. As far as I am concerned I'd like to do away with the profile password and use only the network password as with nt/2k/xp. However, I don't think I want to do away with profiles entirely. What solutions might I try??? I find this problem a real stumper.
badidea1 : use a standard windows password
bad : users have to login twice
badidea2 : ask the users to change passwords
bad: often user is not around