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Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

  1. #1


    JasonD Guest

    Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has expired and
    must be changed message."

    It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably), 2nd says
    "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".

    I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."

    I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get filled
    in, the result is the same.

    How do i fix this?

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    JasonD wrote:
    > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has expired and
    > must be changed message."
    >
    > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably), 2nd says
    > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    >
    > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    >
    > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get filled
    > in, the result is the same.
    >
    > How do i fix this?
    >
    > Thanks.


    It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    change its password.

    - Is your account an administrator account?
    - Can you still log in?
    - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in with?

    --
    -JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

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  3. #3


    JasonD Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > JasonD wrote:
    > > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has expired and
    > > must be changed message."
    > >
    > > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably), 2nd says
    > > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    > >
    > > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    > > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    > >
    > > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get filled
    > > in, the result is the same.
    > >
    > > How do i fix this?
    > >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    > change its password.
    >
    > - Is your account an administrator account?
    > - Can you still log in?
    > - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in with?
    >
    > --
    > -JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


    Yes, the account is an admin for the box.
    No, I cannot login. I only get the "pw expired, change pw"
    No, this is the ONLY account on my machine.

    -Jason

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Thomas Wilson Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    Jason,
    Your problem sounds like mine. This post fixed my problem.

    http://groups.google.com/group/micro...1d10f933c13fe1



    "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F23702BC-BA97-4632-966B-18ACCCD91909@microsoft.com...
    > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >
    >> JasonD wrote:
    >> > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has expired
    >> > and
    >> > must be changed message."
    >> >
    >> > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably), 2nd
    >> > says
    >> > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    >> >
    >> > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    >> > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    >> >
    >> > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get
    >> > filled
    >> > in, the result is the same.
    >> >
    >> > How do i fix this?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks.

    >>
    >> It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    >> change its password.
    >>
    >> - Is your account an administrator account?
    >> - Can you still log in?
    >> - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in with?
    >>
    >> --
    >> -JB
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

    >
    > Yes, the account is an admin for the box.
    > No, I cannot login. I only get the "pw expired, change pw"
    > No, this is the ONLY account on my machine.
    >
    > -Jason




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  5. #5


    JasonD Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    Thomas-

    That link seems to lead back to this post (on groups.google) when I click
    it, did you mean for it to lead elsewhere?

    Help appreciated thanks.

    -Jason

    "Thomas Wilson" wrote:

    > Jason,
    > Your problem sounds like mine. This post fixed my problem.
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micro...1d10f933c13fe1
    >
    >
    >
    > "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F23702BC-BA97-4632-966B-18ACCCD91909@microsoft.com...
    > > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    > >
    > >> JasonD wrote:
    > >> > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has expired
    > >> > and
    > >> > must be changed message."
    > >> >
    > >> > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably), 2nd
    > >> > says
    > >> > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    > >> >
    > >> > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    > >> > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    > >> >
    > >> > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get
    > >> > filled
    > >> > in, the result is the same.
    > >> >
    > >> > How do i fix this?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    > >> change its password.
    > >>
    > >> - Is your account an administrator account?
    > >> - Can you still log in?
    > >> - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in with?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> -JB
    > >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > >> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

    > >
    > > Yes, the account is an admin for the box.
    > > No, I cannot login. I only get the "pw expired, change pw"
    > > No, this is the ONLY account on my machine.
    > >
    > > -Jason

    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Thomas Wilson Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    Try this

    http://groups.google.com/group/micro...c409ca13516339



    "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:18B49C9C-5D9C-4B7A-976B-1E2C35028198@microsoft.com...
    > Thomas-
    >
    > That link seems to lead back to this post (on groups.google) when I click
    > it, did you mean for it to lead elsewhere?
    >
    > Help appreciated thanks.
    >
    > -Jason
    >
    > "Thomas Wilson" wrote:
    >
    >> Jason,
    >> Your problem sounds like mine. This post fixed my problem.
    >>
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...1d10f933c13fe1
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F23702BC-BA97-4632-966B-18ACCCD91909@microsoft.com...
    >> > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> JasonD wrote:
    >> >> > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has
    >> >> > expired
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > must be changed message."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably),
    >> >> > 2nd
    >> >> > says
    >> >> > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    >> >> > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get
    >> >> > filled
    >> >> > in, the result is the same.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > How do i fix this?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks.
    >> >>
    >> >> It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    >> >> change its password.
    >> >>
    >> >> - Is your account an administrator account?
    >> >> - Can you still log in?
    >> >> - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in
    >> >> with?
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> -JB
    >> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >> >> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >> >
    >> > Yes, the account is an admin for the box.
    >> > No, I cannot login. I only get the "pw expired, change pw"
    >> > No, this is the ONLY account on my machine.
    >> >
    >> > -Jason

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  7. #7


    JasonD Guest

    Re: Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

    Thanks. I was able to get in as the Administrator using the tool.

    -Jason

    "Thomas Wilson" wrote:

    > Try this
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micro...c409ca13516339
    >
    >
    >
    > "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:18B49C9C-5D9C-4B7A-976B-1E2C35028198@microsoft.com...
    > > Thomas-
    > >
    > > That link seems to lead back to this post (on groups.google) when I click
    > > it, did you mean for it to lead elsewhere?
    > >
    > > Help appreciated thanks.
    > >
    > > -Jason
    > >
    > > "Thomas Wilson" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Jason,
    > >> Your problem sounds like mine. This post fixed my problem.
    > >>
    > >> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...1d10f933c13fe1
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "JasonD" <JasonD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:F23702BC-BA97-4632-966B-18ACCCD91909@microsoft.com...
    > >> > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> JasonD wrote:
    > >> >> > I booted up my Vista Ultimate this AM to a "Your password has
    > >> >> > expired
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > must be changed message."
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > It offers me 3 fields, 1st one is filled in (my old pw presumably),
    > >> >> > 2nd
    > >> >> > says
    > >> >> > "new pw", 3rd says "confirm pw".
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I fill in 2, and 3, and click -> which results in a brief flash of
    > >> >> > "Changing password..." then "Access is denied."
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I've tried clearing 1 and putting in my pw instead of letting it get
    > >> >> > filled
    > >> >> > in, the result is the same.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > How do i fix this?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thanks.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> It sounds like your user account is set such that it is not allowed to
    > >> >> change its password.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> - Is your account an administrator account?
    > >> >> - Can you still log in?
    > >> >> - Do you have any other administrator accounts available to log in
    > >> >> with?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> -JB
    > >> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > >> >> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > >> >
    > >> > Yes, the account is an admin for the box.
    > >> > No, I cannot login. I only get the "pw expired, change pw"
    > >> > No, this is the ONLY account on my machine.
    > >> >
    > >> > -Jason
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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