Password criteria in Windows 2003 Server

By trahim ·
Is there a way in Windows 2003 environment to restrict user passwords from containing certain words, like 'password' or 'mypassword' or their login id?

I know that 2003 allows modification of password length, age, strength and so on.

Thanks in advance.

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by jszivos In reply to Password criteria in Wind ...

I believe that "password" is a data dictionary word, and prevents users from containing it in their password.

Read this Microsoft TechNet article:

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by LarryD4 In reply to Password criteria in Wind ...

Rather then type it all out, just refer to this site.

You will notice that in example their is a GP that refers to "Passwords must meet complexity requirements".

Their are also add ons for GP settings to allow for certain passwords that are not allowed.

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