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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge -- 1/20/00

By ebott ·
Do you know how to keep from falling into three common Setup traps? I?m looking for the correct solution to these three problems:
1. You want your users to set strong passwords that can?t be cracked through dictionary attacks. What?s the undocumented command-line option that lets you automatically assign a strong password to a given user account?
2. Inaccurate time settings can wreak havoc on a network. What?s the best way to guarantee that all Windows 2000 PCs on a domain are set to the correct time?
3. How big is Windows 2000?s default swapfile? How do you change its size?

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by andy.stumph In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Answer #3:
Default size is 1.5 time the amount of ram if memory is less than 2GB. If memory is more that 2GB, the default size is set to 2GB. To change it, right-click on My Computer, click properties, on the Advanced tab, click Perfermance Options.

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by ebott In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

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by alorie5022 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

1.
2. net time - from the command prompt
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by dserra In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

1. I can't say I know the answer to this one but I'd love to find out.

2. In NT4 you do a net Time command in the login script.

3. Size of memeory plus 12 Meg. Change the size by going to Control Panel, System, Performance (tab) and click the change button.

Let me know how I do. Thanks

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by craig In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

1)Passprop /complex
***Bonus***
this was a Tech Republic article included in TechNet contributed By Brien M. Posey, MCSE

2)NET TIME //YOURSERVER /SET /Y >nul
(* >NUL so the users don't get confused we all know how easy they do...)

3a)1.5(RAM-1)
3b)Control panel|System Icon|Advanced tab|Performence Options|Virtual Memory section->Change radio button
***Bonus***
The Persormence OPtions Tab is also where you set the optimize the servers Role for apps or background tasks!!

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by gwarinner In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Here is my try:

1. Passprop /complex is used in WINNT 4.0 so I'll call it that.

2. Get the time from the domain controller which is set from Colorado Atomic Time.

3. Set equal to which is less the total physical memory plus 12meg or the amount of available disk space

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