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.

Note: By default, member computers follow the configuration of their domain controllers.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Account Policies\Password Policy


7 on domain controllers. 0 on stand-alone servers.

Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

Password Policy security settings are not registry keys.

Reboot required: 


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