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Updated Files Available for Password Synch 1.0

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Posted: 26 Jun 2003

Posted: 26 Jun 2003

To get the update, please go to TID-2965397.

An update (read: fixes and features) has been released for Account Management 2.1 for Windows 2000 and DirXML Password Sync 1.0 for Windows/NT.

How to Install

Before installing, stop the Novell Password Synchronization Service in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Backup the pwdsync.exe, ntprov.dll, ndsprov.dll, nwpwdflt.dll, pwdevent.dll, and pwdsync.cpl files in %systemroot%\system32. You will then need to reboot the server. The nwpwdflt.dll needs to be manually copied to the %systemroot%\system32 directory of ALL Domain Controllers. The Domain Controllers will need to be rebooted after the file copy.

What Changed


  • Added an event log message for decryption failure during sync of NDS password.
  • Added registry setting to specify the IP address of an eDirectory server. This
  • helps the pwdsync service to start properly when rebooting.
  • location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PWDSYNC\Parameters
  • value name: eDir Server IP Address (be sure to include spaces)
  • value type: REG_SZ
  • value data: x.x.x.x (IP address of eDirectory server holding a replica of the partition
  • where the pwdsync object exists)
  • Added an event log message for failure when mapping a user from one namespace to another.
  • Fixed a trap.


  • Added a 10 second delay between setting NDS password and bumping password expiration time.
  • An additional delay can be added in the following registry key:
  • location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PWDSYNC\Parameters
  • value name: PwdExp Delay Time (be sure to include spaces)
  • value type: REG_DWORD
  • value data: n (number of seconds to delay) It is not recommended to make this higher than 30 seconds.


  • Enhancement - made the filter DLL multi-threaded so that the LSA process isn't held off while syncing password changes.


  • Fixed bug that caused Control Panel applet to not run properly on Terminal Server.

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