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advapi32-GetUserName problem

advapi32-GetUserName problem

advapi32-GetUserName problem

This API is suddenly returning the user's password, instead of the user ID.

Any ideas?

RE: advapi32-GetUserName problem

That would be ... unusual, not least because Windows only stores (one-way) hashes of the user passwords.  

RE: advapi32-GetUserName problem

That's what I thought too, but so far I've noticed it on two of our user's PCs.

RE: advapi32-GetUserName problem

Oops!!  I was wrong.

It's not the API that's doing it.  The actual culprit is the Client Access ODBC driver, it's just that the logon screen my program displays looks an awful lot like the one CA shows.

So, it's off to the IBM forum...

RE: advapi32-GetUserName problem


RE: advapi32-GetUserName problem

Turns out it was a misconfiguration in iSeries Navigator on the affected PCs, and the users somehow managed to get into it and incorrectly change the logon defaults.  Needless to say, the users have no idea how it got changed...

Oh well, at least it taught me something new.

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