4.1 Creating Windows Server 2008 Password Policies

You can use iManager to create password policies that use Microsoft Windows Server 2008 complexity requirements and assign users in your eDirectory environment to the new policy. For detailed instructions on creating password policies, see the NetIQ Password Management 3.3.2 Administration Guide.


  • Before creating a new password policy using the Microsoft Server 2008 Password Policy syntax, ensure that you install the most recent version of the Novell iManager Password Management plug-in. For more information about installing iManager plug-in modules, see the NetIQ iManager 2.7 Administration Guide.

  • You must also ensure that both Universal Password and Advanced Password Rules are enabled for the policy you want to create or configure.