password policy is a set of rules designed to enhance Computer Security by encouraging users to employ strong password and use them properly. A password policy is often part of an organization’s official regulations and may be taught as part of security of system awareness training. Either the password policy is merely advisory, or the computer systems force users to comply with it. Some governments have national authentication frame works that define requirements for user authentication to government services. Ok let’s go to start, change password policy.

How to Change Password Policy

First of all click start menu, then type Local Security Policy when you fined and then press Enter. The local group policy editor window will open. Or you can find with the help of RUN window as well (Windows + R) =Enter, and then type (gpedit.msc) Now on the left side of page six options will be listed. First click on Windows Settings, many of the option will open you must to open the Security Settings. The next option will open.

Change Password Policy
Change Password Policy

Ok, when you opened security setting. Click on Password Policy then waiting for a short time the next page will open and you can bring changes in your windows password.

Enforce Password history: This security setting determines the number of unique new passwords that have to be associated with a user account before an old password can be reused. The value must be between 0 and 24 passwords. This policy enables administrators to enhance security by ensuring that old passwords are not reused continually.

Maximum password age: This security setting determines the period of time (in days) that a password can be used before the system requires the user to change it. You can set passwords to expire after a number of days between 1 and 999, or you can specify that passwords never expire by setting the number of days to 0. If the maximum password age is between 1 and 999 days, the Minimum password age must be less than the maximum password age. If the maximum password age is set to 0, the minimum password age can be any value between 0 and 998 days.

Minimum password age: This security setting determines the period of time (in days) that a password must be used before the user can change it. You can set a value between 1 and 998 days, or you can allow changes immediately by setting the number of days to 0. The minimum password age must be less than the Maximum password age, unless the maximum password age is set to 0, indicating that passwords will never expire. If the maximum password age is set to 0, the minimum password age can be set to any value between 0 and 998.

Minimum password length: This security setting determines the least number of characters that a password for a user account may contain. You can set a value of between 1 and 14 characters, or you can establish that no password is required by setting the number of characters to 0.

Password must meet complexity requirements: This security setting determines whether passwords must meet complexity requirements. If this policy is enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements.

Change Password Policy
Change Password Policy

Who to change account lockup policy?

It is one of the most important policy to secure your system, it mean those people who want to open your computer they will not success to open your Computer. Now I want to bring changes in  <Account Lockup Policy>  for those people who want to unlock my computer, for example I want to give three chances for unlock the computer after three chances he/she can’t open the computer for 10 minutes after 10 minutes again it will give you three chances.

Change Password Policy
Change Password Policy

Now, I want to show you how to update the group policy, Open the RUN window then type (gpupdate /force) Or if you want to update the restart your computer (gpupdate /force log off) and then press Enter the policy will update.

Change Password Policy
Change Password Policy

Successfully you have done to change the password group policy in windows 10.

 

Now you can change your password with the role of your password policy that you have updated. If you can’t change your password. once restart your system, and try again.

Change Password Policy
Change Password Policy

Successfully you have done, to change group policy.

I wish success for you dear. If you want to know clearly watch the video may be it is better. Best of luck.

By: Lutfullah Moqadam