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Windows Server 2003 and duplicate passwords

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Is it possible to set up a password policy so that no 2 users may share the same password.

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Dennis
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hmmm... not that I know of...
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No, and for a good reason. As soon as a password change gets refused because it exists already, the user just trying to change his password will know that he has a valid one. The rest is a simple "net user /domain" and checking the accounts until the correct one is found. And the account lockout won't help the tiniest little bit ...
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oBdA - I completely agree.  I'm humouring a request.
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