Passwords—group policy

A group policy allows security administrators to create settings once and then push them out to all machines in their domain. This could cover maybe 5-10,000 machines. It reduces configuration errors and reduces the labor required to carry out the task. One portion of a group policy deals with passwords; please look at the screenshot:

Figure 1: Password policies

Let us look at each of these going from the top to the bottom.

  • Enforce password history: Enforce password history prevents someone from just reusing the same password. The maximum number that can be remembered is 24 passwords as set above. This would then mean ...

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