Re: Password management on Windows Domain Controller
From: SysTray (SysTray_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 03:55:08 -0700
And do you have an answer? I'm searching desperately the internet for "in a
way" the same question...
"Miha Pihler" wrote:
> Try to avoid multi-posting and use cross posting (enter all newsgroups that
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> "Leena" <Leena@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > Does anybody know where the domain user passwords are stored on a Windows
> > Domain Controller?
> > According to my investigation, on Windows systems instead of storing the
> > passwords directly, password hashes (i.e. encrypted passwords) are stored
> > the system. I would like to know where they are stored in Active directly
> > is it possible to retrieve them.
> > I know that there are these three attributes in the Active directory
> > - userPassword, dbcsPwd and unicodePwd, which are used to store password
> > related information. But I m not sure how these attributes are used by the
> > system and is it possible to retrieve their values.
> > Any help on this would be appreciated.
> > Leena