JSI Tip 3012. How do I get Windows 2000 to connect to a 3rd party SMB server that requires unencrypted passwords?

If your 3rd party SMB (Server Message Block) server requires unencrypted passwords:

1. Start / Programs / Administrative Tools / Local Security Policy.

2. Expand the Security Settings / Local Policy / Security Options tree.

3. Double-click Send unencrypted passwords to connect to third-party SMB servers.

4. Press the Enabled radio button.

NOTE: If domain-level security is defined, it will take precedence.

NOTE: This option will weaken your overall security. See if the vendor has an update.


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