How to check password complexity requirements in active directory

Step 1: Identify the users or groups #

Identify the users or groups to whom you would like to apply password complexity requirements. For instance, if you would like to apply the requirements to all users in the company, you will need to select the “All” user or group.

Step 2: Open Group Policy Management #

Open the Group Policy Management window. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu and typing “Group Policy.” Select the “Group Policy Management” option.

Step 3: Open the password policy setting window #

Once you select your desired user group, you can open the password policy settings window by right-clicking on the user or group and selecting “Edit.” This will open the Local Group Policy Editor window. You can then click on “Computer Configuration,” followed by “Windows Settings,” then “Security Settings” and then “Account Policies” and finally “Password Policy.”

Step 4: Modify the desired policy settings for complexity #

Once the Password Policy window is open, you can modify the desired policy settings for complexity. This includes setting the minimum password length, altering the number of character types required in the password, enabling the password age control, and other options such as enforcing password history and ensuring that passwords includes user names or organization name.

Step 5: Apply the changes #

Once you make the desired changes to the Password Policy settings, you can apply the changes by pressing the “OK” button. You can also save the changes as a Group Policy Object or a Group Policy Template, which you can later deploy in other locations.