Adding users problem

Posted on 2004-09-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
when i go to add a user it says cannot validate password its eather not long anough or the etc.. i just want to be able to leave the password blank but it doesnt let (its a new installation)
thank you
Question by:eric55
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Standard setup of the 2003 server makes some changes to password policies. Here's how to fix it.

1. Go to admin tools and then Group Policy Management
2. Right click default domain policy and choose properties.
3. Go to Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Account Policy and then Password Policy
4. Make sure to disable all settings that are in this GPO option.

After that, do a gpupdate /force. This will force the Policy to be updated...

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thanks how do i do the gpupdate /force?
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rhandels earned 500 total points
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Go to the Dos prompt box on the 2003 server (Start, Run and then type in cmd)

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thank you
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Ur welcome...

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