Windows Server 2003 Password Policy Changes

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Windows cannot set the password for <user> because: The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements. This error is because the password you or the user has tried to enter does not meet the password policy set in Windows Server 2003. As a… Read more »

Email Address Specifications

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I’ve been asked a few questions on email addresses and their limitations or recommended practices as a server administrator. I will outline a small bit of information in regards to valid email addresses, server types and spam evasion. The Internet Engineering Task Force RFC (Request for Comment) 2821 defines the local part of an SMTP… Read more »

Windows XP Product Lifecycle Update

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For all the system administrators and system builders out there, Windows XP sales are coming to an end. At the end of January 2008, Microsoft will no longer be producing or selling retail or OEM copies. Volume at some stores might last a month or two after that. Windows XP Professional Date of General Availability:… Read more »