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Re: windows 2003 server
From: Chris Parker <chris_parker () adelphia net>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:15:50 -0400

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Nicolas RUFF wrote:
I have a win2003 server that I have been asked to test its password
policy.  I am new to this and was wondering what would be the best
approach to gain access?  It is in my local network and will be
segregated from the rest of the network for testing.  I would be using a
remote machine to log in and not locally.  What would be your suggestions?

Password policy can be found in Administrative Tools/[Local | Domain]
Security Policy.

What do you mean by "testing password policy" ?

Why do you need to gain access ? You'd better ask for an administrative
account and dump the SAM file into a password cracker (like LCP).

Given the default security policy of W2003 (anonymous account
enumeration blocked, password length over 7 and mixed characters
required), your chances to break in remotely without any additional
information are near zero.

Regards,
- Nicolas RUFF

First, we are trying to lock down our servers.  I came into this after
they had these server up for a few years, so you can see my work
is cut out for me.  I just wanted the best ways to test to make sure
most users cannot get where they are not suppose to be.  Current
password policy is 8 characters, upper lower number.

thanks
Chris Parker

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