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password db2admin is invalid while installing db2 under Windows 7

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I've got a LapTop with pre-installed Windows 7. Now I'm getting the message "invalid user password" while installing DB2 and giving the standard "db2admin" standard password for "db2admin" user. As far as I understand, the user db2admin is normally created during DB2 installation and the password "db2admin" that I'm giving for this user, doesn't goes through user password validation of Windows 7
Is there a way to turn off or to change the validation of the user password under Windows 7? If yes, how can I do it?

Thanx in advance,

jvo
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Hi inversojvo,

By default, DB2 defers user authentication to the underlying operating system.

The easiest solution is to change the password to 'db2admin' to be something that you know.


Kent
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2Kdo: where can I see the password validation rules? I'm trying to give "Defaultuseruser1" as password, and still getting the same messages, that the password is invalid.
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You'd change the password as a Windows administrator, or the db2admin user.

How are you trying to connect?
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The db2admin id probably already exists on your PC.  My recommendations are:

1) Go to Control Panel...Users  and find the db2admin id and change it's password - then try to reinstall DB2.  (I don't advise using this solution.  I've had problems before trying to use this solution when installing DB2 V9 on a Windows PC.)

2) Use a different id OTHER THAN db2admin - either yours OR preferably a brand new id that does not exist on the PC.

- Greg
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by:inversojvo
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I've managed to give another password, but I couldn't find where the password validation rules are managed, that I've asked for.
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