Default Domain Policy

Posted on 2013-01-25
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Last Modified: 2013-01-25

We have DC using 08R2.  this is a new DC, I am trying to create all the username first, and users can change them later.

For now, all the password is the same as the username.  I have "Not Defined" all the password policy in the default domain policy.  But for the shorter username, I am still getting popup saying the requirement is not met.  For example


Any ideas?  thx
Question by:mcrmg
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Joseph Moody earned 800 total points
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Set a password policy.

Set the length to 3 characters, no complexity.
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I think that by defualt 8 characters are needed.
For shorter names you can use username followed by numbers os it is unique for each member with shorter name. For instance:




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I changed the password length to 1 and disable complexity and gpupdate /force

still no luck...thx
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try to restart PC after gupdate /force command
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by:Joseph Moody
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By chance, do you have block inheritance on your domain controllers OU?

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ID: 38818410
where can I check inheritance ?  thanks

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working now, I guess I had to wait for a few mins..thx

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