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Passwords

These settings deal with the way passwords are handled in Windows XP. See also “Users”.


Passwords, automatic logon

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level User Authentication

(It’s best to disable this feature; otherwise, another server can gain access to your username and password.)


Passwords, change

Control Panel User Accounts click an account from the list Change my password


Passwords, expiration

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Account Policies Password Policy


Passwords, prevent forgotten passwords

Control Panel User Accounts click an account from the list Related Tasks section Prevent a forgotten password


Passwords, require for exiting screensaver

Control Panel Display Screen Saver tab On resume, password protect


Passwords, require for resuming from standby mode

Control Panel Power Options Advanced tab Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby


Passwords, saving in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete


Passwords, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Account Policies Password Policy


Passwords, show “Change Password” in Ctrl-Alt-Del window

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options


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