Consider the following scenario:

  • You are in an Active Directory domain network environment.
  • You implement the Maximum password age Group Policy setting to specify how frequently Windows changes the account password of a local computer.
  • The maximum password age is reached on a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

In this scenario, the client computer does not change the account password.

Note: This issue occurs if you change the Local Security Authority (LSA) password but do not change the password in the domain, and then you restart the client computer.

Vista Getting Critical Updates on April 8th

Security AdvisoryMicrosoft’s Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2008 was just released, and Vista did not escape as it did last month. Vista is due to receive updates for five security related issues, with three of them rated ‘Critical’, and another two rated ‘Important’. Of the critical updates, two are for Vista itself, while the other is for Internet Explorer, with all three of them allowing ‘Remote Code Execution’. The two important updates are related to Vista itself, with one dealing with ‘Spoofing’, and the other ‘Elevation of Privilege’. We’ll know more specifics on Tuesday when further details are released. Continue reading “Vista Getting Critical Updates on April 8th”