Active Directory 2012

Active Directory – Create Fine-grained password

Before Windows Server 2008, there was a limitation about password management: only one password policy and lockout policy could be applied to all users in the domain. Therefore, some organizations created several domains to manage different set of user / password policy.

With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft integrated Fine-Grained password policy. With this object, you can now create multiple password policy in the same domain and assign it to a specific user group. However, there was no built-in GUI to create Fine-Grained policy. We had to use ADSIEdit and Attribute Editor to assign a policy to a user group.

Windows Server 2012 uses Active Directory Administrative Center to give us the possibility to create Fine-Grained policy with a wizard. Let’s see how to do that easier.

Continue reading