how to modify complexity password policy

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by terry, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. terry

    terry Guest

    Dear Sir,
    please help to tell me to modify complexity password in a domain.
    e.g.
    we only can set disable or enable the complexity policy,
    but i think i may too complexity.
    how can i set them separably ?
    e.g only char or number, but not sepecial char.

    thank you very much
     
    terry, Sep 13, 2004
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  2. You would have to write and implement your own custom passfilt.dll which would need
    to involve a programmer. The link below has some details on that.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;zh-tw;151082

    However I think you are overstating the problem. The special character can be any
    punctuation character or character on the keyboard above the 1-0 such as ! or $ and
    it will help strengthen your passwords quite a bit. Try to communicate to your users
    what the special characters are and give them some examples of passwords that use
    them. --- Steve

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=821425 -- password complexity requirements.
     
    Steven L Umbach, Sep 13, 2004
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  3. terry

    terry Guest

    Thanks Steven !
    I may need to define my question again.

    I do not want user use a complexity password. e.g. Abc;!123
    But I also don't want user to use simple password. e.g. 123
    my password requests at least 8 characters including numbers and char is
    enough , e.g. 1234abcd not need 12Ab.,!@ --> (this one is too complexity)

    Some users can not understand the complexity password mean and they are hard
    to change their password to complexity password. In addition, the complexity
    password is hard to remember.

    My server is windows server 2000.

    thanks for your help again and could you please get me other suggestion ?
     
    terry, Sep 14, 2004
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  4. The same applies. You would have to use a custom passfilt.dll. I still think it is a
    good idea to use password complexity. Again I suggest that you give the users some
    specific examples or for instance tell your users to end their password with a period
    or exclamation point use any of the characters above the 1-0 on top of their keyboard
    for a special character. --- Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Sep 14, 2004
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