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Max password length

    Question

  • I have a computer where many user must logon with a magnetic stribe card, there the first 6 char. is eqal.

    I would like to add one user where the users can use the card to get on the computer.

    I can set a minium passwordlength in win7 but not max.
    I can't find any software to replace the win7 login

    Is there a way to get this to work?

    Bjarne

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:50 AM

Answers

  • I agree with ITknowledge24's Opinion in another Microsoft Windows 7 thread. The card password length is designed by the card manufacturer and it cannot be configured at Windows 7 system side. If you would like to configure the length, I suggest you contact the card support for further assistance.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

     

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, February 22, 2010 1:54 AM
    Monday, February 22, 2010 1:53 AM

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  • Bjarne,

    I am a little bit confused.
    Do you want that the windows 7 domain or local user has a minium password lenght or is this password specific to the magnetic stribe card.

    If you want to set the password lentgh for a domain or local user you can use Group Policies.
    Here are some intresting links
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875814.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc956966.aspx

    Or this tutorial (this is on windows 2003 but still applies to windows 7)
    http://www.visualwin.com/Log-in/minimum-password-length.html

    Caveats.
    If you use windows 7 home or windows 7 home premiuim you can't edit your group policies.
    For domain users if your domain runs in Windows 2003 or lower your password policies will apply to all users.
    (this is fixed in server 2008 with the granular password policies.)

    Kind Regards
    DFT
    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:15 PM
  • Hi

    I am using win7 home premium and I have about 200 users to access this computer, it is a simple restriction so it's only the people with the card there is enabled to use the computer.

    The card have a number there the first 6 numbers are the same, and my idea is to let them use the card in a reader, only detecting the first 6 numbers on the card because the max length of the password is set to 6.

    This way, I only have to add one user, and the people use the card in the reader as password - and this way they are logged on.



    Best regards
    Bjarne
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:50 PM
  • I agree with ITknowledge24's Opinion in another Microsoft Windows 7 thread. The card password length is designed by the card manufacturer and it cannot be configured at Windows 7 system side. If you would like to configure the length, I suggest you contact the card support for further assistance.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

     

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, February 22, 2010 1:54 AM
    Monday, February 22, 2010 1:53 AM