Password not accepted even though it is meeting the complexity requirements
Posted on 2011-10-07
We finally got the approval and implemented a new password policy overnight and today are dealing with many frustrated users because they are lazy and would rather type "summer11" or "password" or even just hit the damn enter key and choose nothing at all.
The issue I am seeing popping up with some users is this: The Password will not be accepted even though it is meeting the complexity requirements of 8 characters or more and any 3 of the 4 upper, lower, num, symbols. They are changing with ctrl atl del.. I know they passwords are good, because I have even tried for them. It just gives the error that it does not meet the complexity. But, I can go into ADUC and manually reset the password to this same password they are trying and it works fine.
Not all users are experiencing this. I also want to say that I think all the machines having the issue are windows 7, but I did not answer all the calls.
Does any one have a clue what might be causing this?
We have 3 DC's, 2 of them 2003 and one is 2008