Discovering the Details About a Domain's Password Policy

Using a command-line tool, authenticated domain users can learn the details about the policy that governs their passwords.

Jan De Clercq

November 18, 2014

1 Min Read
Windows Gatekeeper QAs
Windows Gatekeeper Q&As

Q: Is there a simple way to look at the details of the domain password policy that applies to my Windows domain account? I prefer to use a command-line tool.

A: Any authenticated domain user can use the following net command to look at the password policy details from the command line:

net accounts

The results will show such information as the minimum password length and maximum password age. You can find more information about this command's syntax on the Net accounts web page.


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