Updated: February 28, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This topic for the IT professional lists documentation resources that can help you understand, administer and troubleshoot passwords in the enterprise.

Technical Overviews

The following technical articles contain a definition of the feature as implemented in Windows and a description of how it works.

Password implementation in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Password technology enhances credential management in Windows with the introduction of picture passwords, and improvements and expansion of credential management with Managed Service Accounts, one-time passwords, fine-grained passwords administered by Active Directory Domain Services, Microsoft account service (Windows Live ID), and the Credential Locker (formerly Windows Vault).

For information about these uses of password and credential management technologies, see the Passwords Overview in the Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library.

See Also


Windows Authentication