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NDS for NT: Cached Administrator Password Wait Time Value

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Nov 2001

The locally-cached Administrator password on the PDC is used to authenticate the Administrator if SAMSRV detects that the domain is not connected to Novell Directory Services.

SAMSRV checks the HKLM\Security\NWSAM key for the existence of the Cached Account Wait Time value. This value specifies how long, in milliseconds, the SAMSRV.DLL will wait before using the cached Administrator information for login and stop attempting to log in to NDS.

If this value is not set, it may take as few as five minutes or as long as 15 minutes to timeout and allow the use of the Administrator account.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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