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Password must meet Complexity Requirements - Enable

How to Enable or Disable Password must meet Complexity Requirements
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20 Mar 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Password must meet Complexity Requirements




information   Information
This will show you how to enable or disable that passwords for all users on the computer must meet complexity requirements.
Note   Note
If enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Be at least six characters in length
  • Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
  • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
  • English lowercase characters (a through z)
  • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
  • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

For more info, see: Password must meet complexity requirements





Here's How:
1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.

2. In the left pane, expand Account Policies, and click on Password Policy. (see screenshot below)
Password must meet Complexity Requirements - Enable-step1.jpg
3. In the right pane, double click on Password must meet complexity requirements. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Password must meet Complexity Requirements
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Password must meet Complexity Requirements - Enable-step2.jpg
5. To Disable Password must meet Complexity Requirements
A) Select (dot) Disabled, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
6. Close the Local Security Policy editor.
That's it,
Shawn





31 Aug 2011   #1
Cr7NeTwOrK

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

how to use this using command prompt please.


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