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SYSKEY .. easy come , hard go !!!

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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 12:28:41 PM

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Dear sir,
when i type syskey from run window
it appears a window named? securing the windows XP Account database

1- what's the puropose of this additional encryption tool ?
2- when i set a password it asks me to enter a password when windows starts
even before windows login window
but when i clear the password using the same command it doesn't remove
& starts when windows starts
how could i remove it permanently?

thanx alot

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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 12:28:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

How to use the SysKey utility to secure the Windows Security Accounts
Manager database
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310105

Enabling the Startup Key
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Encrypting File System
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

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In news:o 02R2TlFFHA.1396@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Ahmad Sabry <AHMADSABRY@home.net> hunted and pecked:
> Dear sir,
> when i type syskey from run window
> it appears a window named? securing the windows XP Account database
>
> 1- what's the puropose of this additional encryption tool ?
> 2- when i set a password it asks me to enter a password when windows
> starts even before windows login window
> but when i clear the password using the same command it doesn't
> remove & starts when windows starts
> how could i remove it permanently?
>
> thanx alot
February 19, 2005 12:28:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

The Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2003
Security Accounts Management Database (SAM) stores hashed copies of user
passwords. This database is encrypted with a locally stored system key. To
keep the SAM database secure, Windows requires that the password hashes are
encrypted. Windows prevents the use of stored, unencrypted password hashes.

You can use the SysKey utility to additionally secure the SAM database by
moving the SAM database encryption key off the Windows-based computer. The
SysKey utility can also be used to configure a start-up password that must be
entered to decrypt the system key so that Windows can access the SAM
database. This article describes how to use the SysKey utility to secure the
Windows SAM database.

More info at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105


"Ahmad Sabry" wrote:

> Dear sir,
> when i type syskey from run window
> it appears a window named? securing the windows XP Account database
>
> 1- what's the puropose of this additional encryption tool ?
> 2- when i set a password it asks me to enter a password when windows starts
> even before windows login window
> but when i clear the password using the same command it doesn't remove
> & starts when windows starts
> how could i remove it permanently?
>
> thanx alot
>
>
>
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