Windows 2008 password policy per OU

I have a windows 2008R2 domain with 2 domain controllers running Windows 2003 functional level. I wish to configure password policy but do not want to use the default domain policy as I would like to assign it per out, same policy but per OU and slowly migrate people over to it.

Is it possible with the current settings that I have?

Thanks,
Marek
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
default domain password policy always overrides on all other polices set at OU level
this is not possible unless you configure FGPP and for that you need at least 2008 domain functional level
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maredzkiAuthor Commented:
Two things:
  1. How would I know if there would be any issues if I switch to 2008 domain functional level?
  2. What is the process with FGPP? Will the default domain password policy not override my password policy assigned at OU level?

Thank you!
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
there are no issues you will.face by raising functional level to 2008, it's related to which DC version you can keep in active directory
u will find lot of articles how to implement FGPP
It can be applied to users or groups and not on OU or domain level
once it applied to particular user or group, it override default domain password policy
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maredzkiAuthor Commented:
Mahesh, FGPP only applies if the domain controller is Windows 2012+, correct? It is not a function of Windows 2008R2?
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
FGPP is introduced with 2008 Ad server and need domain controller version 2008 and above
For that 2008 domain functional level is minimum required
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maredzkiAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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