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We have to make accounts for certain users who work on location and their passwords are 3 characters. We disable password complexity and minimum length when we make these accounts and then renable it when we are done.

Is there anyway I can make a script to only allow this change for ~10 minutes before reverting back to requiring the original length and password complexity?

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Boy is that ugly. –  Izzy Jun 29 '11 at 21:22

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What version of Windows/Active Directory are you on? If you're on 2008 native mode, you can actually now have multiple password policies within a domain. That would be much cleaner than the hack you're currently using.

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Well the thing is I am not technically the network admin. I don't have that control and from what I understand he doesn't want to enforce multiple policies (don't ask me why). That is why I wanted to automate it so we could stay somewhat secure without making any changes. –  safhh Jun 29 '11 at 21:24
    
Then he needs to find a new job. –  Izzy Jun 29 '11 at 21:27
    
So can you answer my original question? –  safhh Jun 29 '11 at 21:28
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You don't want an answer to your original question. You think you do, but down that way lies heartache and pain. –  Evan Anderson Jun 29 '11 at 21:32
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@sahh: Ypu need to find out why your network admin is not supporting your business requirements. –  Iain Jun 29 '11 at 21:49

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