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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 10. Fine-grained password policies

Now that you’ve learned how to administer your environment using Group Policies, it’s time to look at customizing the password settings in your domain. You’ll perform this task using fine-grained password policies, which are also known as Password Settings Objects (PSOs). The two terms are used interchangeably in this chapter. They enable you to have multiple password policies in the domain, which means your organization saves the cost of having multiple domains. PSOs make security more granular and enable you to apply stricter password requirements to sensitive groups such as your administrators.

The chapter starts with an overview of the concepts surrounding PSOs. After this short theory section, ...

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