Group Policy 2008 Server R2 - Password Requirements

I have a 2008 R2 server |

Getting an error when I try to change a user's password.

I have all of the complexity and related GP options not defined but still gives me the following error. Error ErrorGP-Console.png
yostnetAsked:
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LesterClaytonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you do a GPUPDATE /FORCE after you made the changes?  Policy changes aren't immediate - but you can force them to load up using the command I've just mentioned.
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
yep |
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LesterClaytonCommented:
I should also point out that setting a computer policy to "Not Configured" DOES NOT remove the old policy setting which was in place.  For example, if a Domain Controller read the policy to be 8 characters long, and the policy is change to "Not Configured" - it will still use the old 8 characters.  You have to tell it a new password length.

Your best bet is to configure the settings with your preferred settings.
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
will try that |  I did have it as disabled at one point.
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Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Where did you do those changes? In separate GPO or under Default Domain Policy? If in separate, it won't work. Active Directory allows only for one domain password policy which by default is defined in Default DOmain Policy

If you want to have more password policies, you need to use Fine-Grained Password Policies (but for that you need at least Domain Functional Level - Windows Server 2008)

More about PSOs at
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770394%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770842%28WS.10%29.aspx

Regards,
Krzysztof
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
default |
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LesterClaytonConnect With a Mentor Commented:


:)
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
Needed to have a setting for password length |

thanks all
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