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Password expired - change pw -> Access is denied

J

JasonD

#1
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.
 
J

Jimmy Brush

#2
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/
 
J

JasonD

#3
"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
 
T

Thomas Wilson

#4
Jason,
Your problem sounds like mine. This post fixed my problem.

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...&q="access+is+denied"&rnum=1#fc1d10f933c13fe1



"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
 
J

JasonD

#5
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/micr...&q="access+is+denied"&rnum=1#fc1d10f933c13fe1
>
>
>
> "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

>
>
>
 
T

Thomas Wilson

#6
Try this

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...enied+at+logon&rnum=16&hl=en#21c409ca13516339



"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/micr...&q="access+is+denied"&rnum=1#fc1d10f933c13fe1
>>
>>
>>
>> "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

>>
>>
>>
 
J

JasonD

#7
Thanks. I was able to get in as the Administrator using the tool.

-Jason

"Thomas Wilson" wrote:

> Try this
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/micr...enied+at+logon&rnum=16&hl=en#21c409ca13516339
>
>
>
> "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/micr...&q="access+is+denied"&rnum=1#fc1d10f933c13fe1
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "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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