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Setting a Minimum Password Length

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Setting a Minimum Password Length (Windows 9x and NT)
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You can force Windows to reject passwords that do not meet a minimum password length. Useful to help stop people from using trivial passwords where security is an issue.
1. Using Regedit, open the key below, if the Network sub-key does not already exist then create it.
2. Add a new REG_BINARY value of 'MinPwdLen', and set the data to the minimum number of characters required for a password to be accepted.
Note: This does not affect existing passwords, only new or changed.

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network]
Value Name: MinPwdLen
Data Type: REG_BINARY


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