[windows2000] Re: Complex or long passwords?

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 15:41:55 +0100

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:37:41 -0500, Sullivan, Glenn wrote:

>I think the maximum length of a password in win2k3 is 255 characters,
>not 16.
>I know mine is more than 16... 

I'm basing the 16-char pwd max on the Default Domain Controllers
policy, I'm trying to import from our dept domain to another domain
I'm adminning. And there are problems doing the import for no
apparent reason. Maybe I should just go home... 8-/

>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
>Posted At: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:34 AM
>Posted To: Windows 2000
>Conversation: [windows2000] Re: Complex or long passwords?
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Complex or long passwords?
>On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:24:16 -0000, Angus Macdonald wrote:
>>I suppose it depends on the environment. If there's a risk of people 
>>being observed entering a password, it seems more sensible to have 
>>something long that can be typed in easily and quickly in preference to
>>something short that's hard (and therefore slow) to type.
>I was thinking along those same lines.
>There are users coming to my office on a regular basis to ask why they
>can't use this or that password. It's almost like they can't grasp the
>complex-password mental state or something. So I figured I'd easy up the
>pwd-burden on me, and at the same time make it easier for the users.
>AFAICS the max passphrase in win2k3 is sixteen (16) chars. Is this
>I thought it was possible to have more like 32 or some such.



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