Please find below answers to your queries.
- Passwords are always masked/hidden in all Windows Servers by default.
Ans : Yes they are always and masked by default.
- If so, is there a means to change this settings.
Ans: There is no settings or polices you can change the settings but you can use third party app or Develop applications to show masked password.
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