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Re: How to /password policy on Windows 2003 Aug 21 2009 12:14PM
pent 5971 (pent5971 gmail com) (5 replies)
RE: How to /password policy on Windows 2003 Aug 26 2009 05:21PM
Kurt Dillard (kurtdillard msn com) (1 replies)
I've watched all of the replies flash by, I'm not sure any of them answered
the original question. Are you simply looking for directions on where to
configure the settings?

Is this Windows box part of an Active Directory domain, if it is use group
policy. If not, use the local security policy. Start > All Programs >
Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy. The precise path will vary
depend on your version of windows and how you've configured your Start Menu.
Once the tool is open expand Account Policies then click on Password Policy.
You can configure 6 password policies there. The next folder down contains
the 3 account lockout policies.

Or are you looking for advice on what values to assign to these settings? If
this is the case you already got some good advice, I would recommend
Microsoft's own guidance for Windows Server 2003:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=14845, follow the guidelines for the
Enterprise Client (EC) scenario. Of course, I'm biased, I wrote most of that
doc :P

A note on OU-specific password policies: that is a new feature in Windows
Server 2008, I don't think the version of the clients matter, only the
domain controllers:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770394(WS.10).aspx.

Regards,

Kurt Dillard

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Subject: Re: How to /password policy on Windows 2003

Any ideas/best practices?

Regards

2009/8/20, pent 5971 <pent5971 (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]>:
> Hi,
> I have an important Windows 2003 box which we are using only a admin
> account actively. I also need to set a password policy (i have some
> requirements) on this box and dont loose the admin account acces. How
> can i do this password policy?
>
> Regards
>

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