JSI Tip 8504. What are the password requirements when you enable the 'Password must meet complexity requirements' GPO?

When you enable the Password must meet complexity requirements GPO (Group Policy Object) at in the Default Domain Policy at Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Account Policies / Password Policy, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • May NOT contain all, or any portion of the user's account name.

  • Must be at least 6 characters.

  • Must contain characters from three (3) or the following categories:.

    • Uppercase characters (A through Z).

    • Lowercase characters (a through z).

    • Numbers (0 through 9).

    • Special characters (!, $, #, %).

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