How to Change Password Policy On Windows Server 2016

password policy is a set of rules designed to enhance Computer Security by encouraging users to employ strong password and use them properly. Password policy is often part of an organization’s official regulations and may be taught as part of the security of system awareness training. Either the password policy is merely advisory, or the computer systems force users to comply with it. Ok, let’s go to start change password policy windows server 2016.

How to Change Password Policy on windows server 2016

If you want to know clearly so you should follow this article step by step. Ok, first of all, click on the start menu, then type Local Security Policy when you found press Enter button. The local group policy editor window will open. Or you can find with the help of RUN window as well press (Windows + R) =Enter, and then type (gpedit.msc) press enter button.

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

 When you open local group policy window on the top-left side of page six options will be listed. First, click on Windows Settings, many of the options will open you must to open the Security Settings. The next option will open.

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

Ok, when you opened security setting. Click on Password Policy then waiting a short time the next page will open and you can bring changes in your windows password. Let me give you much information about password policy if you want to create a secure system you’re it’s better to follow this role.

Enforce Password history: This security setting determines the number of unique new passwords that have to be associated with a user account before an old password can be reused. The value must be between 0 and 24 passwords. This policy enables administrators to enhance security by ensuring that old passwords are not reused continually.

Maximum password age: This security setting determines the period of time (in days) that a password can be used before the system requires the user to change it. You can set passwords to expire after a number of days between 1 and 999, or you can specify that passwords never expire by setting the number of days to 0. If the maximum password age is between 1 and 999 days, the Minimum password age must be less than the maximum password age. If the maximum password age is set to 0, the minimum password age can be any value between 0 and 998 days.

Minimum password age: This security setting determines the period of time (in days) that a password must be used before the user can change it. You can set a value between 1 and 998 days, or you can allow changes immediately by setting the number of days to 0. The minimum password age must be less than the Maximum password age, unless the maximum password age is set to 0, indicating that passwords will never expire. If the maximum password age is set to 0, the minimum password age can be set to any value between 0 and 998.

Minimum password length: This security setting determines the least number of characters that a password for a user account may contain. You can set a value of between 1 and 14 characters, or you can establish that no password is required by setting the number of characters too.

Password must meet complexity requirements: This security setting determines whether passwords must meet complexity requirements. If this policy is enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements.

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

Change Password Policy on Server 2016

How to change account lockup policy

It is one of the most important parts of password policy to secure your system, it means those people who want to open your computer they will not success to open your Computer. Now I want to bring changes in  <Account Lockup Policy>  for those people who want to unlock my computer, for example, I want to give three chances for unlocking the computer after three chances he/she can’t open the computer for 10 minutes after 10 minutes again it will give you three chances.

change account lockup policy

change account lockup policy

Now, I want to show you how to update the group policy, Open the RUN window then type (GPupdate /force) Or if you want to update the restart your computer (GPupdate /force log off) and then press Enter the policy will apply and the system will update.

change account lockup policy

change account lockup policy

Successfully you updated or changed the password group policy on windows server 2016. Now you can change your password with the role and regulation of your password policy that you have updated. If you can’t change your password. Then you should restart your system, and sin in whet your new password.

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