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    Domain password policies

    I want to set a separate level of password complexity for staff and students

    I believe each active directory domain can only have one policy

    I read that there are progs that add different levels of complexity for different groups

    Any of them any good?

    Any other recommendations?

    Thanks

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    You could just use 2008 R2, seperate groups can have different policies with it, we use this feature. No GUI for it but easy enough to do with a guide and adsiedit.

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    YMMV but I've used ppm which is an easier free GUI for that on 2K8.

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    2003 Server only allows password policies per domain. If you want to create a different password policy, creating a sub domain would be the only realistic way, or a third party tool. Alternatively even better is to upgrade to 2008 Server which allows password policies per OU by default.

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    TBH we just created a good password policy and forced it on everyone, the staff said that the students would have trouble with it but it turned out to be the other way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    TBH we just created a good password policy and forced it on everyone, the staff said that the students would have trouble with it but it turned out to be the other way around
    Yes, I know what you mean about Staff having problems remember passwords!
    Last edited by Devontechie; 15th January 2010 at 08:53 PM. Reason: cant type!

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