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Is there a system security policy in Windows that I can use to specifically state minimum passcode requirements for an account passcode? When I was looking in the security policies i did not see any, but I wasn't looking extremely hard.

The OS is Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit.

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Press Ctrl+ R, then type in secpol.msc

Then navigate to Account Policies -> Password Policies

From there you can modify password policies and specifications

Also Outlined in this document: Microsoft How-To

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Small consideration that I'm fond of pointing out: it's not necessary to use the Run command for this sort of thing post-Vista. You can just put it in the start menu search and it'll find it right away for you. –  Shinrai Jun 27 '12 at 20:16
    
Ahh, i missed that, was looking under a different subset of security policies, i'll check there once i'm back on that system that i'm setting this on, and get back to you. –  Thomas W. Jun 27 '12 at 20:22
    
@Shinrai you're right. But then again once Windows 8 comes out and they ditch our friend the start menu, trusty Ctrl+R will (hopefully) still work –  Brandon Kreisel Jun 27 '12 at 20:23
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I know this isn't an issue for the OP here, but it may be worth noting that not all MSCs are included in all editions of Windows. I believe secpol.msc is not available in Home editions. –  Iszi Jun 27 '12 at 20:25
    
@BrandonKreisel - Search functionality is still intact on the Metro start screen, one of the few decent things about it. –  Shinrai Jun 27 '12 at 21:09

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