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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
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Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Implementing fine-grained password policies

Complex passwords are a basic security setting that any administrator uses. In the AD environment, password complexity settings and account lockout settings can be configured by using GPO settings, which are located at Computer Configuration | Policies | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Account Policies. Before Windows Server 2008, there was only one password policy and account lockout policy setting that could be applied to users. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduced fine-grained password policies, which allow administrators to create different password and account lockout policy settings for individual users or groups. This allows you to protect privileged accounts using stronger policies than regular user accounts. This feature continued with every AD DS version after 2008 and is available with AD DS 2022 as well.

Once, I was working on an AD audit for a hedge fund. As part of the report, I recommended that they use...

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