Not able to turn off the password complexity settings in GPO?
Posted on 2006-07-12
In this SBS 2003 lab I am trying to allow users to make shorter passwords than the 7 char, upper / lower case, etc. taht SBS 2003 defaults to.
First, I'm not asking for a debate of pros / cons of short / long passwords, just the steps to change those defaults...
I am going into group policy under server management, editing the Small Business Server Domain Password Policy (and looking at the other policies... and doing gpupdate / force from the server. Making new users or users trying to change passwords from the change password screen on their machines shows the complexity settings still in place.
running the modeling wizard on 1 user shows:
Account Policies/Password Policyhide
Policy Setting Winning GPO
Maximum password age 0 days Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
Minimum password age 0 days Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
Minimum password length 3 characters Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
Store passwords using reversible encryption Disabled Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
am I doing something wrong (OK, I know I am... WHAT am I doing wrong! : )