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  • RLH
    started a topic changed admin pswd and can't get in to active directory

    changed admin pswd and can't get in to active directory

    My network guy quit, and thinking I was being responsible, I changed all the passwords for anyone who could get into the network using terminal server. This also included the admin and administrator. I changed the passwords on the pdc and now can not get into manager users. The whole "Local Users and Groups" folder has a red X and I get the message "Naming Information cannot be located because: Login attempt failed." After changing the passwords, I didn't reboot. Should I?

  • danielp
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    Re: Thanks for sharing

    Thanks for sharing your answer with us! I'm sure others will also benefit from knowing what was wrong and how you fixed it.

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  • RLH
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    Re: changed admin pswd and can't get in to active directory

    We're on a Windows NT 2000 network. I followed the directions on changing passwords found here, in fact. It was as simple as resetting a user's password. I was logged on as the admin when I changed them. I re-booted last night and that's all it took. I was just afraid to re-boot and have it not come up. I really need to get a network guy. Thanks for your attention.

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  • topper
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    Re: changed admin pswd and can't get in to active directory

    If you are logged in as a user which you have just changed the password for, then yes, logoff and back on with the new password.

    Topper.

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  • JeremyW
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    Re: changed admin pswd and can't get in to active directory

    Originally posted by RLH View Post
    The whole "Local Users and Groups" folder has a red X and I get the message "Naming Information cannot be located because: Login attempt failed." After changing the passwords, I didn't reboot. Should I?
    Are you attempting to do this from a DC? (no Local Users and Groups on a DC)
    What OS is are you using?
    Do you have multiple DCs?
    What method did you use to change the passwords?
    Are you also trying to change the local Administrator account on member servers and workstations?

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