Fine-Grained Password Policies (FGPP) were introduced in Windows Server 2008 as a a way to define different password and account lockout policies for different sets of users in a domain.  But FGPP isn’t defined in a Group Policy Object (GPO) so if you have FGPP implemented in your environment then you can’t view it’s effect by calculating the Resultant Set Of Policy (RSOP) for a user account.

However, you can try using one of the following methods to view the effect of FGPP on a user account:

By using the LDIFDE command-line utility as follows:

Ldifde /d/l msds-resultantPSO /f con /p base /s

By using the Dsget command-line utility as follows:

dsget user-effectivepso

Mitch Tulloch is a eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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