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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Configuring Account Policies

As you learned in the previous section, there are three types of account policies: password policies, account lockout policies, and Kerberos policies. The sections that follow show you how to configure each of these policies.

Configuring Password Policies

Password policies, listed here, control security for passwords:

  • Enforce Password History

  • Maximum Password Age

  • Minimum Password Age

  • Minimum Password Length

  • Passwords Must Meet Complexity Requirements

  • Store Password Using Reversible Encryption For All Users In The Domain

The uses of these policies are discussed in the following sections.

Enforce Password History

Enforce Password History sets how frequently old passwords can be reused. With this policy, you can discourage users ...

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