Applying password policies

Applying password policies

Post by The Roc » Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:39:51

I need help with Group Policy. I need to apply two
different password policies in my domain and can't seem
to get it to work properly. I need to know what is the
correct way and where to apply the two different password

Applying password policies

Post by Cary Shult » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 00:12:50

It is not going to work. There can be only one password policy in a
domain. If you need two separate password policies then you need two
separate Domains. There is no getting around this....not really!



Applying password policies

Post by The Roc » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 00:29:36

From what I have read from Microsoft, Account Policies
which include the Password Policies can be applied to
OUs. If that is the case can't I remove the Password
Policies from the Domain Policy and apply them to all OUs?

By default, all computers that are not-domain controllers
will also receive the default domain account policy for
their local accounts. However different account policies
might be established for local accounts on computers that
are not domain controllers by setting an account policy
at the organizational unit level. Account policies for
stand-alone computers can be set using Local Security

password policy in a
you need two
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Applying password policies

Post by MV » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 01:30:44


Note the wording "local accounts" in the text above. This means
local users on each computer (e.g. the "Administrator" user) and
not AD domain user accounts.

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