RE: AD 2003 Password Complexity and French Keyboard drivers

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Subject: RE: AD 2003 Password Complexity and French Keyboard drivers
Posted by:  RonMM3 (RonM…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007

Thank you for your replies, they did help as did some documentation from a
parent company about their custom password filter file!  Got to love it as
the various pieces come to light.  Most of the problem was in the logic of
the dll, and they like it so I'll leave it be.  :)

"NHDiverAdmin" wrote:

> Hello, figured I'd throw this around here before buying an answer.  I've got
> an international client who are having trouble with password complexity,
> particularly in non-english countries (France, Italy) using their countries
> Windows kb drivers and keyboards.
>
> AD Default Domain Policy has the password complexity set to Disabled.  The
> servers are using Microsoft's passflt.dll to enforce complexity.  Passwords
> be 6 in length, 1 day in age.  HD personnel sets a French user's password to
> "Monde7" with password change required.  The user logs in and is prompted for
> a change, but won't accept any passwords that match the standard complexity
> rules (tried many things like Friends1, !Friends^, ILtheBA!!, but all to no
> avail).
>
> 1.  Just what really are the hard, true password rules from Microsoft on
> complexity - their published information is incorrect.
> 2.  Is anyone having problems with password complexity simply because of
> different national keyboard drivers and layouts?
>
> The two unusual things here are that I'm not experienced with using
> complexity, except for on my NT4 or older servers, being controlled by
> anything except AD policy, and I've not had any great depth supporting world
> wide users with Microsoft products.  Thanks in advance for your input!

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AD 2003 Password Complexity and French Keyboard drivers posted by NHDiverAdmin on Wed, 16 May 2007