Consider the following scenario. You use a credential manager dynamic link library (DLL) to receive password change notifications on a Windows Vista-based computer. You press CTRL+ALT+DEL to access the Windows Security box. Then, you click Change a password to manually change the password for an account that is logged on to Windows Vista. In this scenario, the Multiple Provider Router (MPR) calls the NPPasswordChangeNotify function to notify the credential manager DLL of a password change event, even though the password change is unsuccessful.
Just recently I got a laugh out of a post called “But I Don’t Want to be a Flower!“, a funny title that I associated with Seinfeld. The post actually has a nice, quick tip on how to change that ‘flower’ icon you get on your Vista login screen and in your ‘Start’ menu. Here’s how I changed my icon, not just to one of the stock icons, but to me! Continue reading “ITsVISTA Tip 44: Change Your Vista Login Picture”