[windows2000] Re: Complex or long passwords?

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:23:53 +0100

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:34:47 -0800, David Spanne wrote:

>I prefer pass phrases for one reason, support. Implementing complex
>passwords increased our support calls. Pass phrases tend to be easier to
>remember and generate fewer support calls.
>There was recently a 3 part "Great Debates" article on Technet

Thx for the links; they were quite informative!

A question: I can't set the minimum pwd chars GPO to more than 14
(a 14 char pass phrase isn't effective I'd wager) . Do you
circumwent that limitation by using the passfilt.dll, mentioned in
the articles?

Supposedly this dll can be found in the "platform sdk under
Samples\Security\PasswordFilters\Passfilt", but I don't know what
that thing is, much less if I have it...

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 5:48 AM
>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>Subject: [windows2000] Complex or long passwords?
>What's the consensus on this list on easy-to-remember long
>passphrases vs short, but complex passwords?
>There was a lot of talk about this on the last TechEd Europe, but
>AFAICT, there wasn't ever a consensus, not the keynotes I was on at



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