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Password when using Client for MS Networks with Windows98

When using Client for Microsoft Networks with Windows 98, when it asks for user name and password after starting the computer up, why does it accept any password I type in? What is Client for Microsoft Networks exactly anyway?

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Windows 98 has a built in local password policy. If you type in the correct username/password you will acquire your correct desktop settings. However, the major problem with this is security. As you may have noticed you can cancel right by it. However, you will not receive your correct desktop settings if you do. This is a major security flaw in Windows 98 and a major reason for Windows 2000. If you were concerned with security I would upgrade.

This was first published in September 2002

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