[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Turning off Password Must Meet Complexity Requirments

Posted on 2006-11-13
5
Medium Priority
?
644 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
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...
0
Comment
Question by:xpert_land
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Steve Knight earned 200 total points
ID: 17933437
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:xpert_land
ID: 17933895
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?
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17934285
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:xpert_land
ID: 17945097
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.
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17945345
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you build your web application in Visual Studio you'll get at least a few binaries, or .DLL, files in your bin folder. However, there is more compiling to be done. Normally this would happen when an ASP.NET resource within the web site is request…
There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
SQL Database Recovery Software repairs the MDF & NDF Files, corrupted due to hardware related issues or software related errors. Provides preview of recovered database objects and allows saving in either MSSQL, CSV, HTML or XLS format. Ensures recov…
Suggested Courses

591 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question