Ramifications of NT minimum pwd lenght change

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Looking to increase our current pwd length on an NT domain from 5 to 7 characters.  After the change is made to the policy...will accounts with a 5 character pwd be immediately invalid?  Would like to implement as the pwds expire if possible.

Question by:drsst4
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    Current passwords will remain valid.

    If you set a maximum password age then they will expire (eventually) and the new passwords will need to be 7 characters long - I assume Windows NT can do this (it's been a while)?

    Alternatively you could select "Must change password at next logon" for all users which would force them to change the password.

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    Thank you.  Yes, we can set a password only concern was in knowing that the current 5 character pwds will remain valid until they expire.  Thanks again.

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