[Samba] Changing Windows password complexity error dialog box

Jerome Steunenberg jerome at lynuxsolutions.com
Thu May 10 12:54:57 GMT 2007


I have a Samba PDC on which I use the "check password script" option in 
smb.conf to enforce a specific password complexity policy when the XP 
user changes his password with Ctrl-Alt-Del.
This works fine, but when the password does not comply with the password 
complexity policy, XP shows the following dialog box:

"The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity 
requirements. Please select another password that meets all of the 
following criteria: is at least 5 characters; has not been used in the 
previous 0 passwords [...] Type a password which meets these 
requirements in both text boxes"

Of course, this does not describe the actual password complexity policy. 
Is there a way to change this error message ?


Jerome Steunenberg

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