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Password complexity in server 2012

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  • Is there is any difference in password complexity from 2008 schema to 2012? If the answer is no, is there a way to increase the complexity?
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:42 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to my research, there is no any enhancement of Password Complexity in Server 2012. You can see that the following TechNet article “Password must meet complexity requirements” applies to both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 and the part “Operating system version differences” of this article shows that there are no differences in the way this policy setting works between.

    Password must meet complexity requirements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994562(v=ws.11).aspx

    Regarding your requirement “is there a way to increase the complexity”, you should pay more attention to strong passwords since using password policy is the only way to increase password complexity.

    Strong passwords

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756109(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:19 AM
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to my research, there is no any enhancement of Password Complexity in Server 2012. You can see that the following TechNet article “Password must meet complexity requirements” applies to both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 and the part “Operating system version differences” of this article shows that there are no differences in the way this policy setting works between.

    Password must meet complexity requirements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994562(v=ws.11).aspx

    Regarding your requirement “is there a way to increase the complexity”, you should pay more attention to strong passwords since using password policy is the only way to increase password complexity.

    Strong passwords

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756109(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:19 AM
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  • Thanks!
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:24 PM
  • Hi,

    I am glad to hear that the information is helpful to you. If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, May 27, 2016 2:13 AM
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