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RE: Policy enforcement- Admin accounts
From: "Scalcione.David" <SCALCIONED () YANB com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:40:45 -0500

Create a group policy and apply it only to the security group and OU that contains all the admin users.

David Scalcione

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Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:33
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Subject: Policy enforcement- Admin accounts

In an active directory environment (windows 2003), I want to ensure lockout 
for administrator accounts also, in order to protect against attempts to 
brute force account password. The flipside is, we might have a DoS situation 
but I can live with it. Is there a tool I can deploy to ensure that admin 
account also locks out after certain no. of attemps?

Also, ONLY for admin accounts, I want to enforce certain settings like: 
Password should contain atleast 15 characters, should not contain a 
dictionary word etc.
My normal password policy for AD user accounts, set at the domain level is a 
minimum of 8 chars but I want to deploy this special policy of 15 chars 
minimum for admin accounts.

How should I go about this? 
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