Account Password Policy

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Hollywood0728, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Ok, I must be drunk, but something weird is going on with my Account password
    policy. After I reset a users password and select that they have to change
    it, it prompts them that the password needs to be 8 characters long, no
    repeats of last 24 passwords and must be 0 days old. I dont have it setup
    that way?? The only thing I have set up on password policy is 8 characters
    long, so that works. I have complexity disabled so it knows that. I have
    max password age to 0 which means never expires and min to 1 day.....this is
    all held at the Domain level. Now I do have my Computers in their own OU
    with a GP enabled but the policy is the same. Anyone know where to start
    looking for issues?
    Hollywood0728, Sep 8, 2008
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    Wayne Guest

    Wayne, Sep 9, 2008
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    catwalker63 Guest

    FYI: The password policy can only be set on the domain level in a domain
    so only policies that are defined at this level will aply and the last
    one that applies, wins.
    catwalker63, Sep 9, 2008
  4. But what if the OU blocks inheritance? Could that cause a problem?
    Hollywood0728, Sep 9, 2008
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    catwalker63 Guest

    Password Policy can't be blocked. The OU has absolutely not power over
    Password Policy in any way, shape, or form.
    catwalker63, Sep 9, 2008
  6. So what if you remove the GPO from the domain level? Where does the domain
    get its instructions from at that point?
    Hollywood0728, Sep 9, 2008
  7. Hollywood0728

    catwalker63 Guest


    Then you have no policy defined for Password Policy.
    catwalker63, Sep 9, 2008
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    Kline Sphere Guest

    Ok, I must be drunk,

    wish i was.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
    Kline Sphere, Sep 10, 2008
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