I've been given a requirement to enforce a minimum password length of 15 characters on my Windows-based systems. Supposedly, this is possible and is being done on some other systems already. However, I can't seem to get it to work.
The key problem appears to be that the policy is normally limited to only accepting values of 0 to 14.
I've tried setting it higher, but it does not work.
How is anyone able to get around this?
I need a solution that will work both through domain-based GPO and on standalone systems. If possible, I need a fix that's backward-compatible down to XP/2003. Third-party tools are not an option.