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Turning off Password Must Meet Complexity Requirments

Posted on 2006-11-13
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Hi

How can I turn off "Password Must Meet Complexity Requirments" in windows xp pro? when I go to the local policy, "disable" is  grayed out...

thanks in advance...
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Steve Knight earned 200 total points
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Is it part of a domain?  In which case it has been set as a group policy by your domain administrators I imagine.  If you are an admin, take a loo,k in your group policies that apply to the computers, possibly just the default domain policy for an entry in the same place.  You can verify this from your workstation using the gupdate tool to see which policies are applied.  If you run that as

gpupdate /z

nd probabyl pipe it into a text file with

gpupdate /z > gp.txt
start gp.txt

You might find it there.

Steve
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Thank you...

Yes the computer is part of a domain. On ths domain controller, that policy reads "disabled" but on the workstation itself it reads" enabled".  I'm trying to creat local users on the workstation.
btw gpupdate /z only shows the command use like help... am I wrong somewhere?
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Doh, sorry, gpresult is the command!

gpresult /z if very verbose mode (or something like that) and shows everything and the policy names that apply etc. /v offers less information as does gpresult on it's own.

Steve
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Actually you were right; it is because of the domain policy. It's OK now but I don't know why it took a long time to recocile with the dc.

Thank you very much.
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No problem.  You can always use the gpupdate /force command.

Don't forget to close the question by choosing an answer and grading if you are done.

Steve
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