Cracking passwords in Active Directory

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Jon Paskett, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Jon Paskett

    Jon Paskett Guest

    From my understanding there is NOT a utility like LOphtCrack for cracking
    passwords in Active Directory (2K3). If I am incorrect please let me know.

    I'm wondering if there's a utility a network administrator can use on a GC
    to test user's password for policy compliance (not using dictionary words,


    Jon Paskett, Mar 17, 2005
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    Croco Stimpy Guest

    If you set the password domain policy, you don't need to check.
    Users cannot create passwords that violate the policy.
    (new passwords that is, you still have to force the old ones to expire)
    Croco Stimpy, Mar 17, 2005
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    Mr. Smith Guest

    I attempted to use "complex passwords" in my AD. It became a nightmare.
    Right now I have two domains here . one for the development team (complex
    passwords only). Then for the normal office staff, who can't understand why
    their password should be something other than 1234.

    I have plans on making a memo stating that if they want to use OWA for their
    outlook outside of the office or VPN, they must comply with the complex
    password rule.

    Out with the passwords such as: 1234 and in with Mr23x4Smith type of

    I wish there was pass phrases over passwords; so then I can just then type a
    few lines of a poem that I know. Then again there would always be a way to
    break that in a brute force attempt.
    Mr. Smith, Mar 17, 2005
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    Mr. Smith Guest

    Wait... so you're saying 'Pass phrases' are enabled by default? I must try
    this later to test this out. I would love to make a pass phrase like My
    Boos Doesn't Know *&#^
    Mr. Smith, Mar 18, 2005
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