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create users in acctive directory error

I am trying to create new users in active directory and computers. I can put in all of the info including password, but when I hit accept I get the following error:


Windows cannot set the password for *** because the password does not meet the password poliocy requirements check the min password lenght and password complicity requirements.


no matter what the password is I tryed numbers letters a combo of both and diff sizes.


any ideas? im sure its something small its just not comming to me
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Just to make sure, are you tring lowercase, upercase, number, and special characters.  It has to be three of the four.
lardo, Here is more info;

http://computing.net/windows2003/wwwboard/forum/116.html
Not contain all or part of the user's account name
Be at least six characters in length
Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
English uppercase characters (A through Z)
English lowercase characters (a through z)
Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

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yeah I just retried that no luck
The error is indeed indicating your problem. If you (or another admin) haven't made any changes to the default password settings, you will see this error when you create an account with a PW not complex enough to meet the criteria.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/windows_password_tips.asp
Has the information from MS about their passwords requirements.
Good Luck!
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cfairley,

that does make since.. but it also poses a problem. I noticed however that the link said " if this is enabled" how do I or can I disable it..
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also I forgot to add that this is a new server. I am trying to manualy put in all of out old usernames/ passwords/ grps
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Follow cfairley's article and disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements" policy.  That should resolve all your problem.