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Special character list for strong passwords

Posted on 2007-04-05
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2003 server. When following the default password complexity requirements, what are the "allowed" special characters? Is there a list of what is allowed and what is not?
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So far as I know there is no definitive list as its going to vary with the locale and language and keyboard options set. It basically anything that is not a number or a letter. Mcirosoft define it as. 'Non-alphanumeric (for example, !, $, #, %). extended ASCII, symbolic, or linguistic characters' Depending on your environment, using extended ASCII, symbolic, or linguistic characters in passwords can have unexpected results. It is highly recommended that you test these characters before using them in production.

You can modify the Passfilt.dll file to determine what is and is not allowed if you feel up to it. see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/bpactlck.mspx
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Great info. That helps alot.
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Glad to help
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