Customize password requirements.

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I need to customize my enterpise windows password requirements.

I don't want to use the default MS "3 out of 5" rule.
I don't know how to work with PAM (Linux).
I have ~1000 users in the domain.
Is there a way to enforce all 5 properties or only 2 of them?.
I do not want to install third-party software.
I have read about customising passfilt.dll . Is that recommended?.
Does MS provide a customised passfilt.dll for download and install?
Are there any support issues if I go for something like this ?

Is there an easy trick?
Any registry hacks?

Question by:cminias
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    Expert Comment

    passfilt.dll is the correct method for doing this.  The risk is going to be directly related to how confident in your coding ability you are.

    The source code and example dll are available in the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) from Microsoft.

    Author Comment

    I can't code if my life was depended on it.
    What kind of coding will it take?
    Where exactly do I find more secific info?
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    Look at the Platform SDK - there is an example there. (
    If you do not understand coding then I probably wouldn't even attempt it.
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