reverting to old password on SBS2003
Posted on 2009-04-17
We run a small SBS2003 domain, 4 users, 4 pcs + 1 server. I am the "admin".
I changed my password to one that was easily remembered by colleagues, as I wanted colleagues to login and send and receive email on my behalf.
However, now that task is finished, I need to restore my old password, as the network printer is not allowing me to scan to my harddrive ("password wrong" message or somesuch).
Rather than pick a new password, and find out where to re-configure my printer, its much more convenient for me to revert to my old password.
HOWEVER, when I try and change it, I get a message saying I can't use any of the previous 24 verssions !!
I went into SBS Active Directory and found my user properties, convinced I'd be able to set something to allow me to use old passwords, or reduce the number I couldn't use, but I couldn't see anything.
How can I do this - is there a registry setting ?
I also want to do it for my colleague, as he had the same assisant look after his emails while he was away, but now he's back....