In a recent blog post I lamented the fact that some components of the Windows Server 2008 weren't actually feature complete in the sense that there were no viable user interfaces to configure many important parts of Windows Server 2008. One of these incomplete features was the ability to configure a granular password policy. While it's possible to use built-in Windows Server 2008 tools to configure granular password policies, the procedure is arduously complex and easily lends itself to configuration errors, which is not something you want to see when creating a security policy.
I mentioned a tool that you could use to simplify the process. This tool Specops Password Policy Basic. Well, Jakob Heidelberg must have been thinking the same thing and wrote a great article on how to use specops to configure granular password policy.
Check out Jakob's great article at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
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