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Presentation on adding Account Policies for password security and account lockout in Windows Server 2008.

Presentation on adding Account Policies for password security and account lockout in Windows Server 2008.

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  • 1. PASSWORD SECURITY Case Project 13-1
  • 2. Windows Server 2008 allows for password rules to be set up under Account Policies using the steps on the next six slides.
  • 3. Step #1 Click Start and navigate to Group Policy Management
  • 4. Step #2 Navigate to Group Policy Objects in the left pane.
  • 5. Step #3 In the right pane, right click Default Domain Policy and click Edit.
  • 6. Step #4 Navigate to Account Policies in the left pane.
  • 7. Step #5 Click Password Policy to review the options that are available in the right pane regarding Password Policies.
  • 8. Step #6 Click Account Lockout Policy to review the options that are available in the right pane regarding lockout policies.
  • 9. Recommendations Please review the following for my recommendations for new password and lockout policies.
  • 10. Password Policies • Set a password expiration period making users reset passwords every 45 days. • Set minimum password length of 7 characters. • Set password recollection to not allow users to use a previously used password.
  • 11. Password Policies cont. Set password complexity requirements to force users to create a password to include at least one of each of the following:  Uppercase letter  Lowercase letter  Number  Special character
  • 12. Account Lockout Policies Do not give users the ability to enter a password over and over again. Set up an Account Lockout Policy to only allow a user up to 3 attempts before the account is locked and password must be reset.