Command line tool to manage Fine Grain Password Policy Password Settings Objects in Longhorn Server and Domain Password Policy for any version Active Directory Domain.


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Current Version

Version 1.00.00 - April 15, 2007

Modification(s) from previous version

Security Requirements

For full functionality you will need Domain Admin rights or relax the permissions on the Password Settings Objects and/or PSO Container. By default only administrators can view the Password Settings Objects. Domain Admins rights are needed to modify domain policy. Any authenticated user can view the domain policy.


C++. Compiled with Borland Developer Studio 2006

Source Code Availability



I was sitting in a conference room on the Microsoft campus in mid-March 2007 for the 2007 Microsoft MVP Summit listening to the Microsoft DS Dev folks discuss the new features in Longhorn and Nathan Muggli challenged me in front of the rest of the DS MVPs present to produce a command line tool to manage the PSO objects in time for the 2007 Directory Experts Conference about five weeks later. Here it is the evening of April 15th (Tax Day in the USA) and my taxes are done and apparently so is V01.00.00 of PSOMgr - a full week before DEC 2007 starts. :)    


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    Download and type psomgr /? for basic usage

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