Group Policy Updated to support 20 Character Minimum Password Length

Until recently it was not possible to set the default domain password length via GPMC to anything longer that 14 characters (see below). This limit was enforced via the UI but it was possible to set a password value longer manually if the user chose a longer password. Most likely the reason that this limit …

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Azure Active Directory Group Policy

Today Microsoft announced Azure AD Domain Services Preview that allows Azure IaaS system to be joined to a cloud (Azure) based Active Directory. This feature also enables you to sync your on premise AD with the cloud so that users can logon to both on premise and in cloud with the same set of synchronised …

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Group Policy Design Guidelines – Part 2

In my previous article In this article Best Practice:Active Directory Structure Guidelines – Part 1 I spoke about some of the guidelines I personally use when developing an Active Directory OU structure. In this next part I will discuss some guidelines I use when designing a Group Policy Object infrastructure. Ideally you should make the …

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Active Directory Structure Guidelines – Part 1

I have been doing Active Directory and Group Policy work for a while now and I have developed my own set of rules that I try to use where ever possible. So below I have written down all my rules in no particular order for you to go over and use for yourself. You may …

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