Login fails for users with empty passwords

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eblis
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Login fails for users with empty passwords

Post by eblis »

I have two computers and on one of them i have a user that has no password set. When the normal windows login dialog appears i just hit enter. If i try to connect to the computer with Servant Salamander it will fail saying that no domain could accept my login or something similar. To connect to the computer I first need to use windows explorer (and enter the user and password in the dialog it popup up) and then Servant Salamander won't ask for the password anymore and i can connect.

It seems that SS doesn't like empty password fields.

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SvA
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Post by SvA »

Can you connect using Windows Explorer or the command line command net use?

As far as I know, this is a security restriction enforced by the operating system.

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Datalog
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Re: Login fails for users with empty passwords

Post by Datalog »

eblis wrote:... I first need to use windows explorer (and enter the user and password in the dialog it popup up) and then ...
IMHO XP and 2000 has login from LAN to account with no password depredicated.

eblis
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Post by eblis »

Yes, i can connect with Windows Explorer.
I just type in the ip of the other computer (\\<ip>) and then the login dialog pops up. I enter the username, leave the password field blank and hit enter. It connects without a problem.

I just tried Servant salamander again and this time it worked :shock: so it may be happening only on some occasions (the "error" has happened at least 2 times that i remember).

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