Windows password strength checker

sebby v 16 Reputation points
2020-12-23T16:12:47.337+00:00

Hello,

I am looking for a way to check the password strength on my user accounts. These are domain and non-domain workstations.
Is anyone aware of a way I can accomplish this?
I have been looking for a bit but I am not finding anything at this time

Thanks

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  1. Sean Liming 4,506 Reputation points
    2020-12-23T16:27:43.52+00:00

    Microsoft used to have a Password Checker site, but it is no longer active. Via Security Policy you can enable the Password Complexity rules. This way anyone creating a new password has to adhere to the built in complexity rule.

    If you want users to check the password strength before changing, you could use a PowerShell script: Powershell Script for Verifying Password Complexity or Verify password complexity

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  2. Reza-Ameri 16,826 Reputation points
    2020-12-23T16:31:53.843+00:00

    You may set policy to enforce user to set complex password and you don't need to check complexity and in case you enforce this policy they will force to setup strong password. You could set group policy to ask user to change their passwords so in case they are using weak password, they will be forced to setup strong one.

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  3. AliceYang-MSFT 2,081 Reputation points
    2020-12-24T09:05:28.66+00:00

    Hi,

    Sorry but Windows has not provided a Password Strength Checker.

    But you can get Password Strength Checker in Microsoft Store for free. It still works fine in my Windows 10 20H2. Please remember that the application is neither perfect nor foolproof, and should only be utilized as a loose guide in determining methods for improving the password creation process.

    You can also use C# or VB to test password strength.

    Please note: The mentioned product is owned and operated by a third party. Microsoft has no control regarding to the product's performance and reliability.

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