Update passwords to 3DES


I would like to update our passwords are stored from DES to 3DES. Could you give me any information on how i would go about this and what the implications could be.

Running Windows 2003 server and windows xp desktops.


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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Passwords in AD are not stored using either DES or 3DES, please explain what you are attempting to do as what you have said makes no sense.
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
... are you taking about using 3DES for remote access encryption?
if so this can be set on the Remote Access Profile

... open the remote access policy, select EDIT PROFILE and then select 3DES on the encryption tab.

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Rebecca_PKAuthor Commented:

Sorry for the confusion. I have just been instructed to change our passwords from DES to 3DES.

I gather from your responses that it applies to remote access.

thankyou for your quick responses
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
OK in that case my comment 22928956 should do the trick
Rebecca_PKAuthor Commented:

I found i had to configure the firewall with these settings.
Rebecca_PKAuthor Commented:
Resolved by changing the firewall settings
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