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(Windows 2008 Server: Lesson 3)

{ Configuring a Password GPO Policy }


Section 0. Background Information
  • What is dcpromo? 

     

Section 1. Login to your W2K8 server.
  1. Start your Windows 2008 Server
    • Instructions
      1. Click on W2K8 Server
      2. Click on Play virtual machine

     

  2. CRTL + ALT + DELETE
    • Instructions
      1. Virtual Machine
      2. Send Ctrl+Alt+Del

     

  3. Login as Administrator
    • Click on the Administrator icon.

     

  4. Login
    • Command: Provide the password for the Administrator account.

     

Section 2. Launching  Group Policy Management
  1. Launch Group Policy Management
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> Administrative Tools --> Group Policy Management

     

  2. Create a New GPO
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to Forest:security.student --> Domains --> security.student --> Group Policy Objects.
      2. Highlight Group Policy Objects
      3. Right click on Group Policy Object
      4. Select New

     

  3. Name the New GPO
    • Instructions:
      1. Name it "Password Policy GPO"
      2. Select OK.

     

  4. Edit the Password Policy GPO
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on Password Policy GPO
      2. Select Edit

     

  5. Enter Computer Configuration
    • Instructions:
      1. Double click on Computer Configuration

     

  6. Enter Policies
    • Instructions:
      1. Double Click on Policies

     

  7. Enter Windows Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Double Click on Windows Settings.

     

  8. Enter Security Settings
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on Security Settings

     

  9. Enter Account Policies
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on Account Policies

     

  10. Enter Account Policies
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on Password Policies

     

  11. Edit Minimum password length
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on Minimum password length

     

  12. Configure Minimum password length
    • Instruction:
      1. Check the Define this policy setting box.
      2. Place 8 in the "Password must be at least ___ characters" box.
      3. Click OK.

     

  13. Edit "Enforce password history"
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on "Enforce password history"

     

  14. Configure "Enforce password history"
    • Instruction:
      1. Check the Define this policy setting box.
      2. Place 4 in the "Keep password history for ___ passwords remembered" box.
      3. Click OK.

     

  15. Edit Maximum password age
    • Instruction:
      1. Double Click on Maximum password age

     

  16. Configure "Maximum password age"
    • Instruction:
      1. Check the Define this policy setting box.
      2. Place 90 in the "Password will expire in: ___ days" box.
      3. Click OK.
      4. You will now see a minimum password age warning.  (Continue to next step).

     

  17. Minimum password age Suggested Value Changes
    • Instruction:
      1. Select OK.

     

  18. Proof of Lab
    • Instruction:
      1. Do a PrtScn of your Password Policy
      2. Cut and Paste into a word document.
      3. Upload to Moodle.

 

Section 3. Proof of Lab.
  1. Complete Section 2, Step 8.

 



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