Disable password complexity requirements in Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I'm trying to disable password complexity requirements on Windows Server 2008.  I've tried going to Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management > Forest > Domains > [domain] > Group Policy Objects, but if I right-click on "Default Domain Policy", the "Edit..." option is grayed out.  Any ideas?
Question by:troyes
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    in order to disable the password complexity in Windows server 2008 that serves as a DC, please run rsop.msc on the DC and then check the settings for the password policy. The "source gpo" column will display the GPO applied

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    It is using the Default Domain Policy, but, as I stated in my original post, when I try to edit the Default Domain Policy, the "Edit..." option is grayed out.
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    You're definately trying to do so as a Domain Administrator?

    You added this 2008 server to a domain that already exists or is this the primary domain controller?
    If it's a domain that already exists did you create it as a Read Only DC?

    Author Closing Comment

    I thought I was using the domain administrator account.  This was a test server that I had set up a couple of months ago, and I didn't realize I had even set up more than one account. I was using the wrong one.  My mistake means easy points for you ;)

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