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Windows Server 2012 Thread, Stop Students using inappropriate words for passwords in Technical; Originally Posted by Iain A minimum password age requirement would prevent them changing it too often. How do you mean ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain View Post
    A minimum password age requirement would prevent them changing it too often.
    How do you mean minimum age requirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renfield-64 View Post
    Believe me its not! Person in charge of pastoral duties does not sort out forgotten passwords, its a technician problem. Surely I am not the only one with this issue of forgotten passwords.
    We delegate permission to staff to change passwords and use "password control" to allow staff to change passwords, it's great no more hassle changing passwords for student and less disruption for the teacher as pupils do not need to leave the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    There are ways to enable teachers to reset student passwords. Sending students out of lesson to IT to have their password reset is itself an issue. Students quickly realize if they cannot logon they cant do any work and so 10 minutes out of lesson to sort it out is a trick they pickup to dodge working.

    The business about censored passwords is also laughable. If a child writes "the head of Maths is a c0ck" on their text book, do you invest time and money to prevent ink sticking on the book or do you address this differently? Sound to be like teaching and learning make IT bend to their way of working rather than adapting teaching and learning around technology.
    I am based in the ICT suite so they don't need to leave the room unless they were logging on elsewhere.
    I agree with what you are saying about stopping ink sticking to paper etc.

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    How does this work then? How can i install the basic AD user tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renfield-64 View Post
    How do you mean minimum age requirement?
    You change the policy setting for minimum age say 14 days that way they can't change it everyday.

    I don't think they meant actually resetting passwords was a pastoral problem rather the education of students on what to choose for a password.

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    Ah I see, you mean minimum time to change password. That sounds quite useful as a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renfield-64 View Post
    How do you mean minimum age requirement?
    You have to be over 16 to change your password.

    Seriously considering that policy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disease View Post
    We delegate permission to staff to change passwords and use "password control" to allow staff to change passwords, it's great no more hassle changing passwords for student and less disruption for the teacher as pupils do not need to leave the class.
    This sounds useful then the staff can do it. Do you do this in AD or somewhere else?

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    This gives details of how to delegate the Unlock Account right - How To Delegate the Unlock Account Right

    It's similar for all other delegation of rights over accounts. There are also various tools available which'll make it even easier for them.

    Setting minimum password age is detailed here, and means that a password cannot be changed until it has been used for the length of time set: Minimum password age: Security Configuration Editor; Security Services

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    many thanks, I'll give it a go.

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    You could easily do this by re-blocking the students from changing their password through Ctrl-Alt-Delete and using a 3rd party application which can first filter their data entry for bad words. i could knock something up in half hour to do that.

    I do however agree with the above comments that it is a futile exercise, and anyway if you block the word bastard they will simply type b4sta4rd instead, it makes no difference to them.

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    Or just tick the box do not allow user to change password and password never expires in AD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    I don't under stand the forgotten password issue they must use it every other day.
    It has been my experience that they "forget" their password to get out of lesson for a bit. When I used to run an LTSP system, we had a cure for this. Students could change their passwords, but most couldn't be bothered to read the instructions on how to do this at the command line (there was no GUI for system admin functions).

    Kid: "Sir, I've forgotten my password".
    Me: "I can reset it for you. What's your football team".
    Kid: "Man U". (It was always Man U)
    Me: "Ok your password is now wbarulez" (appropriate as we were in the Black Country).

    After a week or so, I'd reset to to what they wanted and you know they never forgot it again.

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