I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain and Forest functional level done by another team.
I can see that this domain has a default domain policy that sets a defined password policy.
Then I see in a nested OU (\administration\servers\) that another Policy contains another GPO that sets different password policies.
I thought that only one password policy could be set per domain.
Actually as I type this I see that there's a new setting called "Fine-Grained Password Policies".
OK so I open ADAC and browse to domain\system\Password Settings Container but I see no alternate password settings defined.
So how come when I do an RSOP for a computer I get some password settings coming from the default domain policy and when I do an RSOP of another server in the OU where the other GPO setting different password policy actually report those (different) password policies ?
It's perfectly normal when somebody created a GPO with password complexity settings and linked it to any computer OU.
There's nothing that keeps you from doing so, and in some cases, it might be required
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