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Users who have expired passwords can still log on to the domain if the FQDN is exactly eight characters long in Windows 2000

Date: Mon May 31 2004 - 05:18:47 CDT

Users who have expired passwords can unexpectedly log on to the Microsoft Windows 2000 domain.
This issue occurs if the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is exactly eight characters long.
Hotfix information
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel. Date Time Version Size File name
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 124,688 Adsldp.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 132,368 Adsldpc.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 63,760 Adsmsext.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 381,712 Advapi32.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6866 69,904 Browser.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 136,464 Dnsapi.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 96,016 Dnsrslvr.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6866 47,376 Eventlog.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6871 148,240 Kdcsvc.dll
   05-Nov-2003 19:32 5.0.2195.6871 205,584 Kerberos.dll
   21-Sep-2003 00:32 5.0.2195.6824 71,888 Ksecdd.sys
   29-Oct-2003 06:45 5.0.2195.6869 511,248 Lsasrv.dll
   29-Oct-2003 06:45 5.0.2195.6869 33,552 Lsass.exe
   17-Oct-2003 00:33 5.0.2195.6866 114,960 Msv1_0.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6866 307,984 Netapi32.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6863 361,232 Netlogon.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6874 931,600 Ntdsa.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 392,464 Samsrv.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 113,936 Scecli.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 259,856 Scesrv.dll
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6824 48,912 W32time.dll
   21-Sep-2003 00:32 5.0.2195.6824 57,104 W32tm.exe
   14-Nov-2003 23:57 5.0.2195.6869 126,224 Wldap32.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server