Enforce password history is three passwords, maximum age (these are temporary settings) will be 62 days, minimum age, two days
Minimum length, eight characters
Password complex enabled
The password policy is not working as I have added some passwords and have had a seven-character password. How can I solidify and enforce these password settings?
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This was first published in April 2007