Can I audit Windows active directory passwords to meet complexity rules and not let users have weak passwords?

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Can I audit Windows active directory passwords to meet complexity rules and not let users have weak passwords? I have changed the group policy for password complexity but what about the old passwords? I would rather not require every one to have to change their passwords even if they have already done it per request.

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You can use MBSA the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

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  • Labnuke99
    MBSA will only audit local account passwords - not AD passwords. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd277467.aspx L0phtcrack is a good password auditing tool.
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    [...] 10. Check out some of the suggestions from Labnuke99 and DarkStar911 for tools to audit Windows Active Directory passwords to meet complexity rules and not let users have we.... [...]
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