Re: GP0 - Pasword length doesn't ake

From: Patrick Matthews (
Date: 08/01/02

From: "Patrick Matthews" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 14:39:18 -0500

SO what your telling me is that its 'all for one' and "one for all' . hmmmm,
I was afraid of that. Uggggggggh. I have senior officials who want their
password to never expire but everyone else to change at least 3 times a year
AND theirs shouldn't have to meet any length requirements where as everyone
else should be at least 8 characters!! I was hoping to make a OU for them
and just create a GPO for them. Any other ideas??

"Paul Adare" <> wrote in message
> In article <uE8uhtYOCHA.1724@tkmsftngp10>, says...
> > I have a GPO assigned to an OU that requires passwords to 9 characters
> > length but when a user from that OU logs in and is requested to change
> > password, they can do it with any number of characters?? Any help,
> > appreciated.
> >
> Password policy, for domain accounts, can only be set in a GPO linked to
> the domain container. If you set password policy in a GPO linked to an
> OU, you are affecting local accounts on any computers in that OU.
> --
> Paul Adare
> Everyone is left-handed until they commit their first sin.