Same Password for Windows 2000 Login and Outlook

Posted on 2003-03-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
We currently have a system whereby the MS Outlook password must be the same as the Windows 2000 login. However, I have found no way to automate a change of password to propogate to MS Outlook when the user changes their Windows 2000 Login. As you can imagine staff are changing their log-in password and then being prompted in MS Outlook to enter in a new password.

In most instances they try their old password and lock themselves out of their account causing no end of grief.

Would anyone know of a way to authenticate/change both at the same time. Perhaps a script of some kind.

Much appreciated.
Question by:sorjas
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What version of Exchange?

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Version 5.5 will require the Active Directory connector to sync the Exchange directory users accounts with AD.


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Unfortunately we aren't using MS Exchange and are using Outlook in Internet Only mode.

Is this a problem?
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It is not really a problem, but if you had a win 2000 domain, with a win 2000 server and exchange, you would have users accounts on the win 2000 server and exchange reads those accounts for outlook to operate.

But if you doesn't have exchange why do you must have same password in win and outlook ?

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i think u need to change the password of the account at the Win2K server AD. There should be a tab for Exchange account... try look it up...
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No, this isn't an issue.  I have seen many companies use the ISP to host accounts.

You're using Outlook for POP mail.  Unfortunately, the ISP has the Outlook account and if not syncronized to the LAN account the passwords will be different.

The only thing you could do is make it policy to change the ISP's mail password when the LAN password changes.

I can't see any way around this - sorry.


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