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LMHashes and Windows 98 in Active Directory

hi guys

im about to remove lmhash password on active directory, the problem I have is that I still have some windows 98 machines in the environment that we cannot remove. how this will affect this machines? can I install directory services client on windows 98 machines to fix this? or this is nothing to do with lmhashes?

please help!thanks
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Senior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

yes you need to install Directory Services Client on them and you can disable LM Hash but read this first to check what limitation you might have on 95/98 machines

if you install DSC and the rest of limitations do not disrupt your environment functionality then go ahead, disable LM hashes.