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how to disable the password complexity in a server 2008 workgroup?

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Hi Experts,

  I have a windows 2008 server that is just on a workgroup inviornment. I created some users and just wanted to use a simple 3 or 4 character password but it asked for a more complex password. Where can I disable that at?
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by:amodeo
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Go into the users property in Active Directory and set it so the user cant change their password and password never expires and then hit ok.  Then right click on the user and select "change password" and make it whatever you want.  It should keep it from thereon.  

-Joe
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by:frankbustos
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this is on a workgroup thought not domain. there is no AD.
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Click Start, Administrative Tools, Local Security Policy.

Once that's open, go to Account Policies, Password Policies and change the requirement there.

Hope that helps!

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by:amodeo
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Sorry, didn't read through enough..... my bad
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Take a look at this link as it provides screenshots to accomplish this..
http://www.elmajdal.net/Win2k8/Using_Windows_Server_2008_as_a_Workstation.aspx#step2

Hope this helps~!
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by:theras2000
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If that doesn't play ball, then perhaps you've got a local policy restricting your passwords.
Go to Start, Programs, Administraitive Tools, Computer Managemtn, Local Security Policy.  Sorry my machine's playing up so I can't see if that's exactly correct,
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THAT WAS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!!! THANKS.
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