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Preventing an account from having a blank password.

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August 1, 2005 11:54:03 AM

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Currently on this Windows XP Pro workstation, if an account is created using
the Users& Passwords tool from the control panel, it will allow an account to
be created that has no password. The same system does not allow this account
to be created if I go through Administrative Tools. Is there a way to either
disable the Users & Passwords icon in the control panel or to force the Users
& passwords tool to require a password at the time the account is created?
Anonymous
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August 1, 2005 3:53:15 PM

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Use the Group Policy Editor to block the nusrmgr.cpl applet.

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"Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F351EBD2-1B22-4545-8DE2-F0931DFC1B30@microsoft.com...
> Currently on this Windows XP Pro workstation, if an account is created using
> the Users& Passwords tool from the control panel, it will allow an account to
> be created that has no password. The same system does not allow this account
> to be created if I go through Administrative Tools. Is there a way to either
> disable the Users & Passwords icon in the control panel or to force the Users
> & passwords tool to require a password at the time the account is created?
Anonymous
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August 1, 2005 8:08:18 PM

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I tried this, Robert. The Users applet in control panel will still allow you to create an account with no password.

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Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"Robert Moir" <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote in message news:o G%23WjDrlFHA.764@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Greg wrote:
>> Currently on this Windows XP Pro workstation, if an account is
>> created using the Users& Passwords tool from the control panel, it
>> will allow an account to be created that has no password. The same
>> system does not allow this account to be created if I go through
>> Administrative Tools. Is there a way to either disable the Users &
>> Passwords icon in the control panel or to force the Users & passwords
>> tool to require a password at the time the account is created?
>
> Not tested it but have you looked at the local policy for the computer? You
> can require password complexity and length there which might help.
>
>
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