Windows Gatekeeper QAs

Windows Gatekeeper Q&As

Discovering the Details About a Domain's Password Policy

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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