A GUI tool that can be invoked directly from the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to manage Password Settings Objects with ease.

Windows Server 2008 introduces a new feature to create separate password policies for different users or groups within the same Active Directory domain. In all previous versions of the Windows Server family of products, password policy has been configured on the domain level alone.
The new feature is called Fine-Grained Password Policies and is available when the domain functionality level is set to: Windows Server 2008 native.
Unfortunately, there is no simple user interface to configure Password Settings Objects in the Windows Server 2008 environment and in order to configure PSOs, we need to dive deep into the ADSI editing tool.

SimplyPSO is a graphical and useful tool that can be invoked directly from the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. This tool grants the system administrator the ability to simply right click an Active Directory user or group and set a unique password policy setting for that object. In addition, SimplyPSO also has an interface to view and manage all PSOs and display the Resultant Set of Policy from many objects on the user or group.

Installing SimplyPSO enables the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to include the PSO property page for relevant objects. This page allows to view all PSOs that are linked to the object and determine which one is the effective PSO object. SimplyPSO also adds new right-click actions to these objects. These actions allow simple and fast PSO management and creation.

SimplyPSO turns Fine-Grained Password Policies into a simple task to tackle!

To read more about Fine-Grained Password Policies at Microsoft TechNet follow the link:

Main Features

Feature Free Edition
Fine-Grained Password Policies
Integrates with Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) console
Licensing Free!
Installation Package Latest version: (released )
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SimplyPSO Flash Demonstration Play

This short demonstration will show how SimplyPSO comes in handy for you.


SimplyPSO Screen Shots


These are a few screen shots of the functions available while using SimplyPSO.

Here's how the SimplyPSO menu appears under Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap-In:


Manage all PSO polices from one place :


This is the Password Setting Object menu, in which you can configure the unique password policy.


This is how an object's properties page looks like after installing SimplyPSO:



This page provides information about SimplyPSO, a software product in the Management Tools category, developed by The software runs on the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012. You can link to this page by using the following permalink: