Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2012-04-10
5
297 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-29
My Domain Controller is a Windows Standard without Hyper-V SP2.  I am trying to set up a password polciy through Group Policy.  For some reason or another it is not applying the Group Policy.  I have rebooted the server and force a gpupdate. My environment is a Terminal Server.  I was setting the password polciy in the Default Doman Policy.  The pollicy is set at the domain level and at the OU.  I am not sure if some of the issue is the version of the OS installed.
0
Comment
Question by:cmhorvath
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
MBobrek earned 500 total points
ID: 37828794
You mention that you are not sure if an issue is the OS..... what mix of OS do you have?  Does it apply to one OS and not the other?
Go to the CMD prompt and type GPRESULT /R  (on windows 7, you may not see the Computer applieds - only user).  Better yet, you can go to the root of C: and run GPRESULT /H report.htm (this would dump the results into a file on the root of C: called report.htm.  Or run it from any directory but note what dir you are in.

You need to make sure that the policy is definately being applied to the OU the computer is in.  BUT - if this is a USER policy (password), and you are applying it to an OU where computers reside, you will need to enable "loopback" processing.  

Also confirm you don't have a WMI filter in place that may be setup to filter by say, 32bit/64bit applies.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:X-treem
ID: 37828798
set it in the default domain controller policy
defaullt domain applies for member servers/workstations, not for the DC (where AD is located)
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 37828819
Password policy should be set in the Default Domain Policy and nowhere else. Unless using fine grained policies this is the ONLY policy that will be used, you can NOT have multiple Group policies for password security settings.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cmhorvath
ID: 37828866
I will try those suggestions and get back to you.  Also, I am unable to set go in ad users and computers.  Any reason why I do not get that tab.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:cmhorvath
ID: 37909119
This helped me to figure out what GPO's had not been applying.  The issue was with there was password policy set at the local policy level and through GPO.  Once I changed this the policy set.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 or to Windows 10 or if you are like me you are on the Insider Program you may find yourself with many 450MB recovery partitions.  With a traditional disk that may not be a problem but with relatively smaller SS…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question