When would you choose to use fine grained password policies?

When would you choose to use fine grained password policies?

Fine-Grained Password Policy is a great feature that enables to apply different password policies in your domain. For example you can apply a different password policy to administrator, to standard user and to service account. You are no longer forced to use only one password policy.

How do you check if fine grained password policy is applied?

To confirm which fine-grained policy is applied to a user, search for them in the Global Search in the Active Directory Administrative Center then choose ‘view resultant password settings’ from the tasks menu.

What is fine grade password policy?

Fine-grained password policies apply only to global security groups and user objects (or inetOrgPerson objects if they are used instead of user objects). By default, only members of the Domain Admins group can set fine-grained password policies.

How do I enable fine grained password?

Method 1: Create Fine Grained Password Policies Using ADAC

  1. Step 1: Install Remote Server Administrator Tools (RSAT) You may already have this installed, if not you will need it.
  2. Step 2: Open Active Directory Administrative Center.
  3. Step 3: Create a Policy. Follow these steps to create a new policy.

What tool can you use to manage fine-grained password policies?

10.2. Creating fine-grained password policies. You have a choice of two tools for creating fine-grained password polices: the GUI tool available through ADAC, or PowerShell.

How do I remove fine-grained password?

The Remove-ADFineGrainedPasswordPolicy cmdlet removes an Active Directory fine-grained password policy. The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory fine-grained password policy to remove. You can identify a fine-grained password policy by its distinguished name or GUID.

How do you change a fine-grained password?

There are two main ways you can configure PSOs: using the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) or using PowerShell. You must be a domain admin or have permissions delegated to you before you can create or change PSOs. In ADAC, navigate to the Password Settings container under System and create a new PSO.

How do I change my fine-grained password?

The fine-grained password policy or Password Setting Object (PSO) can be created in the Password Setting Container.

  1. Log in to one of your domain controllers, click Start > Run, and enter mmc.
  2. In the File menu, select Add/Remove Snap-ins.
  3. Select ADSI Edit from the list, click Add > OK.

What is a fine-grained password?

Windows Server 2008 introduced fine-grained password policies. A PSO enables you to define an extra password policy; for example, administrators are required to use a password of 12 characters instead of the standard 8. Multiple PSOs can be defined in a domain. They’re linked to groups rather than organizational units.

How are fine grained password policies set up?

Each Fine-Grained Password Policy have a precedence value. This integer value can define during the policy setup. Lower precedence value means the higher priority. If multiple policies been applied to an object, the policy with lower precedence value wins. Also, policy linked to user object directly, always wins.

Where are fine grained password policies stored in ADC?

Fine-grained password policies for a domain are stored in the Password Settings Container, which is found under System, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Fine-grained password policies are stored in the Password Settings Container. To create a new fine-grained password policy using ADC, follow these steps:

What are fine grained password policies in Azure AD domain?

Fine-grained password policies (FGPPs) let you apply specific restrictions for password and account lockout policies to different users in a domain. For example, to secure privileged accounts you can apply stricter account lockout settings than regular non-privileged accounts.

What’s the precedence value for a password policy?

A fine-grained password policy having a precedence value of 1 has been created and assigned to the Marketing group. A fine-grained password policy having a precedence value of 2 has been created and assigned to the Sales group. No fine-grained password policy has been assigned to the Human Resources group.