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Change the password policy

Published: May 20, 2011

Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

When Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is joined to a network that contains a domain controller, the password policy comes from the network server to which Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is joined. In this case, you cannot change the password policy from the computer running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

Change the password policy

  1. Open the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Dashboard, and click the Users tab

  2. In the Users Tasks pane, click Set the password policy.

  3. On the Change the Password Policy screen, set the level of password strength by moving the slider.

    Microsoft recommends that you set the password strength to Strong.

  4. Click Change Policy.

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