Solved

Password Policies outside of GPO

Posted on 2016-08-30
7
52 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-30
I know normally GPOs are used to manage default password policies but there is another way which for the life of me I cannot recall but a former engineer had used. I am trying to locate those settings.  I remember it was "simple" when you knew where to look but I just cannot remember and searches always take me to GPO-related solutions.  

Does anyone know where these settings are?  They are domain-wide I believe.
0
Comment
Question by:sysengny
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
pony10us earned 250 total points
ID: 41776748
Are you referring to fine grain policy available from server 2008 and above using ADSIEdit?
1
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:Adam Brown
Adam Brown earned 250 total points
ID: 41776789
Aside from ADSIEdit, it *is* possible to set password policy for the domain without a GPO in ADSIEdit by opening the default naming context, expanding it so the domain root folder shows, right click, select properties. All of the password settings applied by a Group Policy that is linked to the domain will show there. You can modify them directly there, just note that any changes you make will be overwritten by group policy either immediately or after a very short period of time unless you make sure there are no GPOs that set group policy linked directly to the domain.
1
 

Author Comment

by:sysengny
ID: 41776912
This was not in ADSIEdit. I am kicking myself for not writing it down last time I saw it.  There is an area where once sets password policies like length, etc.  for a domain. It was outside of the GPO interface but I cant recall the interface I had used.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:pony10us
ID: 41776954
is it possible you are thinking of Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC)?

Open ADUC
Right click the domain
Select the Attribute Editor tab
Locate and double click the attribute you want to change

If you have permissions (domain admin?) you can change it here however if there is a GPO then it will change it back as Adam stated.
1
 

Author Comment

by:sysengny
ID: 41777023
It was ADSI edit.  The former engineer was playing with PSO's

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754461(v=ws.10).aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sysengny
ID: 41777047
It was a PSO vs GPO.  I could not recall what interface I had used last time to find this (ADSI).  thanks!
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:pony10us
ID: 41777065
Glad to help.  We use ADSIEdit to create a fine grained policy on domain admins that is stronger than for regular users.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
AD 20012 r2 / vmware horizon 6 37
Office 2016 GPOs in Server 2012R2 5 27
Using VBScript. How to obtain the recomended paging file size? 8 51
EXCHANGE, ACTIVE DIRECTORY 1 31
Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

770 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