I sent the email below and receieved this response re: password renewal...and was wondering what your response would be?
I was just going to tell him its a default Windows setting although he's probably smarter than that, I believe password security is important and that the below really isn't too hard to ask.
why do u guys make this so hard
even the banks don't have this level of requirement
try and think about your users.....
With our current password period expiring soon we are required to change our windows logon password...
I've noticed there are a few people who are having difficulty.
Passwords must meet the following requirements:
Have atleast 8 characters;
Has not been used in the previous 10 passwords;
Does not contain your account or full name;
Contains at least three (3) of the following four character groups:
English uppercase characters (A through Z);
English lowercase characters (a through z);
Numerals (0 through 9);
Non-alphabetic characters (such as !, $, #, %)
Good Password Examples:
Office23$ - (9 chars - 1 Capital - 2 Numerals - 1 Non alphabetic character)
42Smile^_^ - (10 chars - 1 Capital - 2 Numerals - 3 Non alphabetic characters)
If you need any help changing your password contact the helpdesk