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Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 05:17PM
Alberto Medina (amedinaj gmail com) (4 replies)
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Cesare Balena (balenacesare msn com)
RE: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 07:20PM
Brad Bemis (brad bemis secureitexpert com)
RE: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 07:19PM
Dean, James (Jdean lsuhsc edu) (1 replies)
RE: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 07:29PM
Joshua E. Griffin (JEGriffin rrmc org) (1 replies)
RE: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 07:48PM
Dean, James (Jdean lsuhsc edu)
RE: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords Sep 30 2010 07:10PM
Keplar, Lyonell (lkeplar wecc biz)
I work in a regulated industry where the default password complexity requirements provided with Windows don't meet our regulatory requirements. I've been using Anixis Password Policy Enforcer for several years to build complex password requirements on Windows Active Directory domains, and it includes excluding dictionary lists.

Limiting factor: It doesn't work for local accounts or stand-alone systems, only AD domain accounts.

Thank you,

Lyonell D. Keplar
Senior Systems Administrator
Western Electricity Coordinating Council
work 360.713.9042 | cell 503.807.4805
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Subject: Prevent users to use specifics words in Passwords

Hi all,
I'd like to know how to prevent users from use specifics words in their password in Windows Server 2003. In the company users are required to change their password every 45 days, but some users use some words related to the company or the business, there's a way to prevent this in Windows Server 2003? Some kind of dictionary for words that can't be use?

Thank you and best regards,
Alberto Medina

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