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Password processing in Windows Server

By CharleyM ·
I was recently asked why the way Microsoft processes passwords a 9 character password was no different than a 14 digit password. Can anyone explain this?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Password processing in Wi ...

It really depends on what you are talking about. The password length only makes a password more or less complex.

The same algorithim processes the password no matter the length.

You may want to review the material here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/bpactlck.mspx

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