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Password Policy

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am reading the Study Guide for the Exchange 2007 Design Exam (70-237).  There is quite a good section on security that goes beyond the normal Exchange stuff. In fact the book overall is good in that the topic coverage goes beyond the bare exam requirements.

One bit is glaringly, obviously wrong.

It states that in Windows 2008 the password policy can be linked at the site, domain or individual OU level.

No, No and thrice NO.

The password policy can only be linked, and be effective at the domain level.

The new Fine Grained Password Policies enable multiple password policies to be defined but they are linked to groups or individual users.

A full discussion on this topic together with PowerShell scripts to manage the policies is available from the April 2008 issue of Windows Administration in Realtime -

http://nexus.realtimepublishers.com/RTWA.htm

 

Windows 2008 R2 AD

Dmitry has blogged about the new features in Windows 2008 R2 AD - http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/server-2008-r2-active-directory/ - especially the PowerShell support.  I will be attending the repeat session later in the week and will post my comments on the session at that time.

 

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Windows 2008 R2

For a preview of some of the Windows 2008 R2 features check out http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/2008/10/just-a-few-of-the-new-features-to-expect-in-windows-server-2008-r2.htm

 

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