21. November 2017 · Write a comment · Categories: Uncategorized


I have a task to rename a lot of windows local users and they all are using windows live mail as mail client.

I wrote some cmd commands to .bat script and tried it on some computers, so username changes but then Windows live mail asks for password. It has to be filled up without user interaction.

I have all the passwords in file but don‘t know how to encrypt them and write in the .oeaccount file.

There are some Software which decrypt Windows Live Mail password. I analyzed it with "Process Monitor" and saw that it used account file *.oeaccount and "Salt" from registry HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\ and it got the password. But I don't know how it was decrypted, what algorithms it used.

I'm not sure but I think that after renaming local user "Salt" changes in registry and that's why encrypted password in *.oeaccount file becomes invalid.

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