Question about "Password must meet complexity requirements" in GP
Posted on 2009-02-11
Our current password policies at our organization or not as strong as we would like them. We would like to empliment the GPO setting (Password must meet complexity requirements). We know how to do this, however we don't know how it will behave after we switch it on. For example,
1. Will it prompt users right away (the ones that don't meet password complexity requirements) to change at next logon?
2. before we switch it on could we "pre" change users passwords to meet the requirements before deployment? This way we could somewhat control the amount of helpdesk phone calls we recieve. If we do this will the setting wipe out the passwords that we just set (the ones that meet the complexity requirements.?