We have several workstations running Autodesk IDSP. Mostly Autocad 2015 and Autocad Architecture 2015 are the programs in use. Some of our DWGs are password protected. Most users can open the password protected files as normal. Other users recieve the error message: incorrect password! When using the same exact program. Yes the password is being entered correctly.
Yes the password is being entered correctly, as stated in the original post, I have verified this. This issue exists whether it "makes sense" or not. A corrupted .dll, .exe file, a missing add on, I don't know. I am hoping to find someone who has had a similar experience, or someone who knows something about the password subsytem. In this way I can resolve the issue directly. Instead of nuking the system with a reinstall, crossing my fingers, and hoping it doesn't happen again.
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