disable group policy

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-22
Hi Dudes,
Few months ago, i created a password policy in my DC...Then i decided to disable it!
I have gone through all steps and really disabled it on my DC...the problem is that, this policy is still running on my client most of them i had to go and open CMD and force them to update GP (gpupdate /force), but i keep receiving calls from my clients saying their computers are still asking them to change their password (password expired)...
What could be the problem?
Question by:Ercélio Pedro Mabota
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    The policy has been applied so disabling it means that new computers won't apply the changes.  Old ones still have the settings.  It's updated registry settings, computer variables, etc...those changes won't go away by disabling the policy.

    You need to either edit the policy or create a new one and undo the changes in the original GPO.  Setting the option for Password Must Meet Complexity requirements to Disabled, for example, will over ride the Enabled one in the previous policy.

    Hope that helps!

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