Running in Mixed Mode: NT4 PDC does not sync user password changes.....
Posted on 2003-12-10
We recently completed our shift to Windows 2000 from an NT4 environment. Everything is working like a champ, except for one thing. When we change a password for a user account in Active Directory, the change occurs successfully in AD. However, when we attempt to access a shared file or directory on the NT4 box (which was the PDC previously), we are prompted for authentication. The user's new password in this case does not work, and the NT4 box will only accept their "old" password.
For instance some of our login scripts map a network drive to users machine from the NT4 server. When the script reaches that point, it pauses and requests the user to enter a password. Again, their new password is not accepted, but the "old" password works.
This is very strange. I have tried going to the NT4 PDC and explicitly changing their password in "User Manager for Domains". It still does not work. The NT4 PDC is replicating other changes. For example, if we create a new user account in A.D., the account eventually shows up on the User Manager on the NT4 PDC.
I'm confused. Need help. Thanks!