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Agent not sending password to server

I'm doing a headless install of the OCS agent 2.1.1 on Windows 7 Professional. My server has HTTP authentication enabled, but the agent doesn't appear to be behaving as expected. I'm installing using this script:

@echo off
bitsadmin /transfer ocsdl /download /priority normal https://inventory/files/OCS-NG-Windows-Agent-Setup.exe %TMP%\OCS-NG-Windows-Agent-Setup.exe
%TMP%\OCS-NG-Windows-Agent-Setup.exe /s /now /server=http://ocs/ocsinventory /user=ocsinventory /pwd=xxxxxxxx
del %TMP%\OCS-NG-Windows-Agent-Setup.exe

The server is installing successfully, but when I log the content of the Authorization header being received by the OCS server, as well as the HTTP response code, I see this:

10.100.132.85 - - - [10/Mar/2015:15:12:50 -0400] "POST /ocsinventory HTTP/1.1" 401 735 "-" "OCS-NG_WINDOWS_AGENT_v2.1.1.1"
10.100.132.85 - ocsinventory Basic b2NzaW52ZW50b3J5Og== [10/Mar/2015:15:12:50 -0400] "POST /ocsinventory HTTP/1.1" 401 735 "-" "OCS-NG_WINDOWS_AGENT_v2.1.1.1"

That base 64 string decodes as "ocsinventory:" -- the password section is being left empty. Why is this?

I should mention that if I run OCSInventory.exe with /user and /pwd set, the authorization is successful. All of my Linux clients work properly. The server runs OCS 2.1.2, Debian 7, and Apache 2.2.22.


Client log:

==============================================================================
Starting OCS Inventory NG Agent on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 15:35:31.
AGENT => Running OCS Inventory NG Agent Version 2.1.1.1
AGENT => Using OCS Inventory NG FrameWork Version 2.1.1.1
AGENT => Loading plug-in(s)
    DLL PLUGIN => Searching for Plug-in DLL(s) in folder <C:\Program Files (x86)\OCS Inventory Agent\plugins>
    DLL PLUGIN => 0 DLL Plug-in(s) succesfully loaded on 0 DLL(s) found
AGENT => Using network connection with Communication Server
    COM PROVIDER => Loading Communication Provider <C:\Program Files (x86)\OCS Inventory Agent\ComHTTP.dll>
AGENT => Using Communication Provider <OCS Inventory NG cURL Communication Provider> Version <2.1.1.1>
AGENT => Sending Prolog
    DID_CHECK => Read DeviceID <xxxxxxxxx-2015-03-10-12-43-07> and MACs <xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx> in file <ocsinventory.dat>
    COM SERVER => Initializing cURL library for sendRequest
    COM SERVER => Using cURL with server authentication
    COM SERVER => Disabling cURL proxy support
    COM SERVER => Enabling cURL SSL server validation support using CA Bundle <C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\cacert.pem>
    COM SERVER => Sending HTTP Post request to URL <http://ocs/ocsinventory>
    COM SERVER => HTTP Post response received <HTTP Status Code #401>
    COM SERVER => Cleaning cURL library
ERROR *** AGENT => Failed to send Prolog <HTTP Status Code #401>
AGENT => Unloading communication provider
AGENT => Unloading plug-in(s)
AGENT => Execution duration: 00:00:00.

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I've found the problem: I was using a 32-character password. It worked when I switched to a shorter password. This is apparently either a bug or an undocumented limitation.
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