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Minimum password length not editable in group policy editor

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I'm helping a teacher sort out a few problems with their laptop computer. Its their personal laptop that they used at home and school. The school IT admins set the laptop up on the schools windows domain. As a result of this the laptop has inherited the domains group policies. The laptop is now no longer set up on the domain, but these settings remain. We want to remove password restrictions so they can remove the (previously mandatory) passwords on the local accounts.
Logged onto the laptop as a local user (with local admin privileges) the "Minimum Password Length" property (Local computer policy|Windows Settings|Security Settings|Account Policies|Password Policy) is not editable (upon opening the properties the field is dimmed).
How do we edit this property on the local machine, without access to the domain?
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If the accepted solution doesnt work there then try the KB linked further down..
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313222
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Thanks John.
Didn't like option 1. Local accounts already existed. Second option worked great.
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