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The password does note meet the password policy requirements.

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I am trying to add an administrative user account to Windows 7 machine.  When I save the user after defining the password, I get the error:

"The following error occurred while attempting to create the user <username> on the computer <computer-name>

The password does note meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements"

I checked the password policies for both the workstation and the SBS 2003 server and the password far surpasses any requirements.  Nor does it duplicate any past password, since it is a new account.

What can I do?

Steve
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by:arnold
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You need three of five variation

Lower case, upper case, numbers, symbols , or the unicode
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786468(v=ws.10).aspx
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by:Anuroopsundd
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try Pa$$w0rd123
P is capital
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by:sgarson1
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Tried that.  No luck.
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by:Anuroopsundd
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try these 2....
$horty1
L#ong!5Charc123
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by:sgarson1
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No difference. It doesn't matter what the complexity is.  Especially when the system policy has minimal complexity requirements.  Very strange.
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by:mfrqn
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Check minimum age of password.  If it is not 0 then you will not be able to change the password before the specified day(s).
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by:arnold
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Could you post the GPO information from the sbs dealing with password settings.
Minimum age passrd policy does not apply for account creation it applies to a change.
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by:Venugopal N
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Run the RSOP.msc from Run and check for the password policy defined.

Expand Computer Configuration, click Windows Settings, click Account Policies, and then click Password Policy

post the screenshot of that.Most probably it may be issue on the policy setting.
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by:sgarson1
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Attached is the screen shot.  The policies bear no resemblance to the behaviors.
Policies.JPG
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arnold earned 500 total points
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It does not make sense. There should not be any reason for the rejection.

Can you add a user with the user must change password on next logon without setting anything in the password?

Does it change behavior if you are performing these tasks on a workstation versus the AD using the RSAT
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7887
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by:sgarson1
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While it makes no sense, by adding the user without a password, it was accepted.  Thanks for the help.  I would have never guessed.
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