Changing password length in AD Group Policy

thom68
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I will be changing the minimum password character length at my organization through group policy from 8 characters to 10 characters. I am wondering what will be the effect on the users when the policy is changed and enforced. Will any user with 8 characters in their password be immediately forced to change their password to 10 characters or will it wait until the password expires?
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Commented:
Hi!

New password policy will be enforced when old passwords expire.

Toni

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To add to toniur, if a username is set to "password never expires", then the policy may never apply to that user.

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Commented:
Thanks Crabbon,

I would have split the points for you but i already accepted the initial answer.

Thom

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Not a problem, just something I wanted you to be aware of.

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