problem with password policy

recently I installed a new windows server 2003 std R2.
I am trying to create a user, for example bob, with the password bob.
I know this aint secure, but is it a test.
I changed (disabled) the default domain password policy.
I did a gpupdate /force to apply the policy.
I can make most passwords .... but not the simple ones like 'bob'.

Because there is NO policy which apllied password policies, what can stop these short password from being accepted?
Is this smth new in R2??
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suppsawsAsked:
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oBdACommented:
Disabling the password policy won't help you too much, because Server 2003 has some minimum password requirements by default; you need to explicitly disable the password policies, including the minimum length.
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suppsawsAuthor Commented:
I did disable them, but still I cannot make a password with for example 3 letters, strange
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oBdACommented:
Reading it again, this sounds somewhat misleading. What I meant to say is that you need to leave the password policy GPO enabled, but you you need to explicitly set the complexity policy in this GPO to disabled, and the minimum password length to 0.
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jalilthe1Commented:
Topic : Changes are not applied when you change the password policy
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CAUSE
This issue can occur in either of the following scenarios:
• The Block Policy Inheritance option is enabled on the Domain Controllers organizational unit.
• The password policy is not set in the Default Domain policy.  


RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, disable the Block Policy Inheritance option on the Domain Controllers organizational unit:

1. Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
2. Right-click the Domain Controllers organizational unit, click Properties, and then click to clear the Block Policy Inheritance check box.
3. On the domain controllers, run the following command:

secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce

-------------  for more information visit the link -------------------------------------

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269236/en-us
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