Modify Server 2008 R2 Password Complexity Requirements

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Hello,
I just enabled "Password must meet complexity requirements" but would like to modify the part that says "Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters". I would like to change 2 consecutive characters to 4 consecutive charaters.

Is this possible?

Thanks,
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Top Expert 2012

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You can not modify the default configuration you can however create your own that meets your requirements.

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How would I set up the requirements with complexity disabled.

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There's a good password filter's discussion here:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/beca6955-c3c3-4607-b9d8-0e69cd76a41a

And an article here:

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/08/tutorial-how-to-setup-default-and-fine-grain-password-policy/

I think you may be able to make your own password filter (password settings/requirements) and disable the windows "password must meet complexity requirements" item.
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