Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

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Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby mprusse » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 pm

I'm getting a new Windows 10 computer ready to install for a ward. Followed Windows 10 setup instructions creating a password for the local unit profile. I then noticed a program or two I wanted didn't get installed so I re-ran LDSProvisioning.exe and after its lengthy updating I attempted to log into the local unit account and the password that I had set up wouldn't work. I had to obtain the MHAdmin password from the Global Service Center and change the local unit password again. Then, noticing again that CutePDF wasn't installing (even though it says it has installed) I reran LDSProvisioning.exe again and the exact same thing happened where it wiped out the unit account password. I've now been able to duplicate this about four times.

Anyone else seeing this?

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:53 pm

I can't imagine it changing the password to something random - it's probably something pre-set. Too bad they can't tell you what it is.
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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby Biggles » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:11 pm

russellhltn wrote:I can't imagine it changing the password to something random - it's probably something pre-set. Too bad they can't tell you what it is.

Is it actually setting a new password, or is it simply deleting it?

If the problem happens again, it might be worth trying, if you haven't tried it already, leaving the box blank and then pressing Enter.

Just my 2 cents worth, as the 2 computers in my Stake building haven't upgraded yet. Although we had a notification on Sunday, when logging in, that it is happening this week. So haven't had the opportunity to play and encounter these problems. :D

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:20 pm

Biggles wrote:Just my 2 cents worth, as the 2 computers in my Stake building haven't upgraded yet.

OP is talking about a new computer, not a upgrade.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby Biggles » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:56 pm

russellhltn wrote:
Biggles wrote:Just my 2 cents worth, as the 2 computers in my Stake building haven't upgraded yet.

OP is talking about a new computer, not a upgrade.

My mistake about it not being an upgrade, but my comments could still be valid for both scenarios.

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby mprusse » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:47 am

I did try leaving the password field blank thinking exactly that but it's not that. My guess is some default.

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby JohnToddSr » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:02 am

I just experienced the same issue. Appears to be an issue within the LDSProvisioning program.
It could be that LDSProvisioning.exe is not checking to see if a password exist for the local unit account.
Does anyone know "who" to report a software issue like this to? A quick discussion with a developer
could help correct this issue. Just a thought...

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Re: Windows 10 local unit password keeps changing

Postby Mikerowaved » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:28 am

I just set up a batch of PC's for our stake and let the LDSProvisioning run when they first powered on. After it runs, it sets a flag in Windows to force you to change the password from nothing to something. When it finished, I noticed a shortcut for LDSProvisioning was listed in the start menu. I was tempted to run it again, but resisted, thinking it might create a mess. Glad I did. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to remove the link from all our PC's.
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