Saturday, July 05, 2008

Set a Minimum Password Length

It’s very useful security measure to force users to use a certain minimum password length, prevent blank passwords.

Navigate to:
HCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network
And to:
HLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network

The first is for the user currently logged in, and the second is the system-wide setting.

Set the value for MinPwdLen to the minimum number of characters that the user must use for his password. Obviously, zero-length passwords will be disallowed if you enter any value greater than zero. This does not apply to existing passwords-only to new or changed ones.


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The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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