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Old 09-22-2009
GauerS
 

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Password Length
I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Microsoft limits password legth
to 14 characters?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
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Old 09-22-2009
John Galt
 

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Re: Password Length
GauerS <GauerS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Microsoft limits password legth
>to 14 characters?


Nothing interesting on TV?
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Old 09-22-2009
GauerS
 

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RE: Password Length
Sorry... got the question wrong. Why is the minimum max 14 characters. For
example, Why can't I set the minimum to 15 characters?


"GauerS" wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Microsoft limits password legth
> to 14 characters?
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Steve

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Old 09-22-2009
GauerS
 

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Re: Password Length
Something along those lines.

"John Galt" wrote:

> GauerS <GauerS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Microsoft limits password legth
> >to 14 characters?

>
> Nothing interesting on TV?
>

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Old 09-23-2009
Bruce Chambers
 

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Re: Password Length
GauerS wrote:
> Sorry... got the question wrong. Why is the minimum max 14 characters.



Because that's what someone set it to be.


> For
> example, Why can't I set the minimum to 15 characters?
>
>




You can. Max length, if I remember correctly, is something on the
order of 255 characters, to allow the use of the much more secure pass
phrases.


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Old 09-29-2009
amlandreau
 

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Re: Password Length
Hi GauerS,

Because 14 characters is 112 bits and it is already an awful lot of
possibilities, is not it !


"GauerS" <GauerS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Sorry... got the question wrong. Why is the minimum max 14 characters. For
> example, Why can't I set the minimum to 15 characters?
>
>
> "GauerS" wrote:
>
>> I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Microsoft limits password
>> legth
>> to 14 characters?
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Steve


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