Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

password must contain at least X characters

Posted on 2008-06-13
2
Medium Priority
?
227 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
During the setup of SMBS 2003, I told it for the password complexity rule to be 7 characters. Now, I want to disable it temporarily. As far as I know, I modified the password complexity requirements properly because when I look under Group Policy Management, Domain,s Small Business Server Domain Password Policy. It says "Password must meet complexity Requirements" ---- Disabled. I am trying to add users and it gives me the error message at the password that it must be 7 characters. I went thru Administrative tools, default Domain Controller Security settings, account policies, password policy and I have all policies "not defined". I also did thru Domain security policy and I have the "Password must meet complexity requirements" --- Disabled. I have also rebooted the server to no avail

Any help is greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:rauladan
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Kutyi
Kutyi earned 400 total points
ID: 21782508
Under Group Policy you also need to minimum and maximum password lengths.  Complexity only deals with the use of numbers and special characters in a password.  Here is guide from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/stepbystep/strngpw.mspx
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 1600 total points
ID: 21783074
Its no good setting the policy to disabled - it will use the default length if you do.

You must set it to ENABLED and set the password length to 0

If you then run gpupdate /force from the command line the policy will take immediate affect
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

Because virtualization becomes more and more common, and, with Microsoft Hyper-V included in Windows Server at no additional costs, and, most server hardware nowadays is more than capable of running a physical Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 or 201…
If you are a user of the discontinued Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 (MSOA) and have to move to a new computer running Windows 8, you will be unhappy to discover that it won't install.  In particular, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SSE…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline
Suggested Courses

916 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