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In the Multilanguage version of Windows 2000 Professional or Server, if you select a language other than English for the Menus and Dialogs setting, the Run As command (and other parts of the graphical user interface that present a secondary logon prompt) places the localized Administrator string in the User Name box rather than the system-defined (default English) name of the local administrator account.
Because the account name (for example, "Administrateur") is not recognized, any password you use is not a valid password. If you change the localized administrator account to the English "Administrator" account, the password is recognized.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Multilanguage version of Windows 2000.