Password Policy - Windows 2008 DC
Posted on 2012-09-10
May I have some help in doing password policy in Windows 2008 environment?
I haven't come across GPOs before so am new to this thing. From the stuff I saw on internet it doesn't look too complicated but would like to get a confirmation from experts.
So here are my questions.
1. Where do I do password policy? From my research I think need to do this in Local Group Policy Editor on the DC, then expend Local Computer Policy>Computer Configurations>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Password Policy - am I correct?
2. Why the setting "Password must meet complexity requirements" has been disabled and grey out? How to change it?
3. What do I need to do after I did the setting? Restart DC?
I understand Password Policy was a global thing in Win 2003. We would like to exempt some users from this Password Policy, is this possible?
However, we still have a Windows 2003 DC in our remote office but we have plan to uplift it to Windows 2008 DC in coming months. Do I have to bring this forward if I want to exempt some users of Password policy?
Thank you for your assistance. I know I have asked a lot of questions here please accept my apology.