Fine-Grained Password Policies

In Active Directory, there can be only one Password Policy and Account-Lockout Policy per domain. Situations may arise in which setting different account policies for different types of users will

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Active Directory Policies

The time and cost spent to organize, control and maintain the IT infrastructure of an organization is very high. It is the IT administrator’s job to ensure that the employees

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Group Policy

In a nutshell, a Group Policy is a collection of settings, which determine how a unit of users/computers should behave. The Two Types of Group Policies: Administrators can use Group

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Different Group Policy Settings

Group Policy includes policy settings that affect both Users and Computers. The settings under Computer Configuration control how the computer is configured. The settings under User configuration control the user’s

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Benefits of Group Policies

Time and Cost Saving All configuration settings are applied automatically during user logon and computer startup. The settings are applied without needing any user intervention which results in fewer requirements

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Group Policy Objects

Group Policy settings are stored in the form of Group Policy Objects (GPOs). GPOs can be created like any other active directory object and is linked to a Site, domain

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GPO Inheritance

A user or a computer in an OU can have multiple GPOs applied to it. For example, Local Group Policy, GPOs linked to the site, GPOs linked to the domain

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GPO Delegation

Just like other AD objects, security principals can be assigned permissions to access a GPO. The following are the list of permissions that can be assigned: Read Edit Settings Edit

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Group Policy Results

It is always a good practice to know what policy settings are being applied to a user or computer, since GPO imposes a lot of restrictions and customizations on the

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Force Group Policy Updates

Any changes made to a GPO will take somewhere between 90-120 minutes on domain members and 5 minutes on domain controllers to take effect. To apply the group policies immediately

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