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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by schaitanya, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. schaitanya

    schaitanya Thread Starter

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    Hai team

    My Active Directory is running on windows 2000 server Is there any scope for me to make a Authentication password contain a numeric & special Character for all the users in the adcivetirectory
    replay me urgently.
     
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    I don't know if there is anyway to force to use Special characters. You can set a group policy to force password complexity and you can also use a utility called passprop which in the 2000 resource kit. I think both of these only enforce you to use uppercase and lowercase as well as numbers. I am not sure if it will force special characters. These are the only two ways I know of. You should definitely be forcing the password length in a group policy because Microsofts password encyrption algorith has a flaw in it. If you have ever used lopht crack you will notice that it can immediately figure out characters 8 thru 13 when it tries to crack a password. So you need to force password lengths 14 or greater.

    Look at this link.
    http://is-it-true.org/nt/atips/atips93.shtml

    and these policies.
     

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    FYI If your not in the security field you may want to look at -

    http://redmondmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=708

    redmond is well known for security and is a periodical I recieve in the mail religiously.

    In there it mentions a nice product that gives you alot more policies you can put in place - http://www.anixis.com/ the product is password policy enforcer - but it can get semi expensive... though I always wonder what is the true cost vrs the true savings of not having a network break-in. Thats something that really is hard to quantify.
     
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