How to check password policy in active directory

Step 1: ) Access the Active Directory Users and Computers Tool #

Open the ‘Start’ menu and type ‘Active Directory Users and Computers’ into the search bar. Select the tool to launch it.

Step 2: Locate the Password Settings Container #

Once the tool is open, navigate to the Domain\System container (Domain Controller). Here you will find the Password Settings Container.

Step 3: View the Password Policies #

Double-click on the ‘Password Settings Container’. Here, you will be able to view the various password policies currently configured on the domain controller.

Step 4: View the Details #

By double-clicking on each policy, you will be able to access further information about the password settings, such as the minimum length, complexity requirements, lockout policies, etc.

Step 5: Update or Modify Policies #

If necessary, you can also update or modify the policies by clicking on the ‘Edit’ option. This will allow you to make any changes that you need to the policies.

Step 6: Check the Password Settings Replication Policy #

Finally, you can also access the Password Settings Replication Policy in the same container. This policy dictates how the password policies are replicated throughout the domain controllers.