Windows IT series

Password management in the Windows enterprise

Password management is important for any organization trying to improve Windows security. This series examines how and why traditional means of credential management and data protection are evolving as well as how Windows IT professionals are dealing with these changes.

  Password management articles: 

Use Microsoft password settings to enforce IT policy
Windows shops need to keep users in mind when setting password parameters.

Managing password security in Windows networks
Password security should strike a balance between the inconvenience it causes users and the need to foil attackers who have nothing better to do than crack passwords.

Here's how three IT shops manage passwords
See how three Windows administrators use password management tools to remove some of the burden of password resets off of the help desk.

Bypassing password downfalls with single sign-on
Windows shops are turning to a single sign-on password environment as an answer to managing a flawed multi-password environment.

Are the days of the end-user password numbered?
Windows shops look for password protection alternatives by choice and by force as enterprise security needs increase.

Microsoft tackles identity and access on the back end
Look for Microsoft to add to its stable of identity and access management tools in the Windows Server 2008 product wave.



This was first published in November 2007

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