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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 upaya In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

1. Make this entry in the registry:
Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
Data: Notification Packages
Value: passfilt

2. net time \\servername /set

3. min is 1.5x, max is 3.0x the amount of physical RAM

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

I'll attempt an answer to questions # 2& 3.

2. By default the win 2000 domain controller is set as the domains time server. When a win 2000 professional client logs on, it looks for the windows time service on the domain controller and syncs withit. On the domain controller you can specify another server for it to sync with.

3. The default swap file size is computer memory plus 16 megs. ie computer has 32 megs + 16 = 48 is max default size.

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