Solved

SBS 2011 Exchange Serve trouble adding new users on a New SBS 2011 Server

Posted on 2011-02-24
6
1,573 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Trying to add new Users to a Brand New SBS 2011 Server, in exchange I get the following error message below it will not let me add a User, any thoughts on why ?




Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:00


xxxxxx
Failed

Error:
Active Directory operation failed on I-PHONESERVER.iphone.local. The password is invalid. Additional information: Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain.
Active directory response: 0000052D: SvcErr: DSID-031A120C, problem 5003 (WILL_NOT_PERFORM), data 0


The server cannot handle directory requests.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&t=exchgf1&e=ms.exch.err.ExA04FE5

Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
New-Mailbox -Name 'John Smith' -Alias 'johnsmith' -OrganizationalUnit 'iphone.local/MyBusiness/Users/SBSUsers' -UserPrincipalName 'johnsmith@iphone.local' -SamAccountName 'johnsmith' -FirstName 'John' -Initials '' -LastName 'Smith' -Password 'System.Security.SecureString' -ResetPasswordOnNextLogon $false

Elapsed Time: 00:00:00

0
Comment
Question by:tonyg01
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:connectex
ID: 34976535
Active Directory operation failed on I-PHONESERVER.iphone.local. The password is invalid. Additional information: Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain.

It told you in the log. The password is not valid according to the password requirements setup on the installation.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Joking earned 125 total points
ID: 34976543
By default in SBS the password must be 8 characters, and include 3 of the 4: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Joking
ID: 34976544
Make that a minimum of 8 characters...
0
Get Actionable Data from Your Monitoring Solution

Your communication platform is only as good as the relevance of the information you send. Ensure your alerts get to the right people every time with actionable responses. Create escalation rules that ensure everyone follows the process and nothing is left to chance.

 

Author Comment

by:tonyg01
ID: 34976554
I gather that,how do I solve it ? I tried making several passwords with different lengths with no success. Not sure what to do to resolve it.. any suggestions ? How do I change the password requirements ...
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:connectex
connectex earned 125 total points
ID: 34976581
I recommend you keep the default password requirements. Just remember users tend to pick bad passwords. Plus with internet access even 8 characters is not very hard if the users tend to use simple passwords. Below are a few examples assuming 8 character minimum and complex passwords settings are enabled:

Password1 - Valid (8 characters and includes upper case, lower case, and numeric)

Password$ - Valid (8 characters and includes upper case, lower case, and symbol)

John123$ - Invalid (8 characters, but the user, first, or last name can be in the password)

Joboy12 - Invalid (Only 7 character, to short).

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tonyg01
ID: 34976605
You are awesome !

That solved the problem.. !!
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…
In this video we show how to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: Navigate to the Recipients >> Resources tab.: "Recipients" is our default selection …

691 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