set Account Lockout policy with Vista Home Premium: how?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by mikk, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. mikk

    mikk Guest

    Can you tell me how to set Account Lockout policies with Vista Home Premium?
    (Vista Home premium hasn't the Group Policy Editor)
    Account lockout duration
    Account lockout threshold
    Reset account lockout counter after
     
    mikk, Feb 27, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    Can you tell me how to set Account Lockout policies with Vista Home Premium?
    Write a program that calls NetUserModalsSet with level 3.

    Why do you want to set account lockout? Why not just set minimum password
    length to 8 or 9 and teach your users to use pass phrases?
     
    Jesper, Feb 27, 2007
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    Cameron Guest

    If it's a fair password, obviously it's going to be difficult to guess. But
    why give someone the opportunity to guess it regardless?
     
    Cameron, Mar 21, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    If it's a fair password, obviously it's going to be difficult to guess. But
    If the password is strong enough (8 characters and seemingly random) we'll
    all be dead by the time it is guessed. I'm not sure about you, but I will be
    beyond caring at that point. Use a 14-character password and the sun will
    have imploded into a black hole and the earth will be hurtling toward it at
    breakneck speed by the time the password is guessed. I'm guessing we will
    have more pressing issues to worry about by then.
     
    Jesper, Mar 22, 2007
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