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Hello, I have a domain password group policy set up and it contains settings for passwords. My CEO has a password that did not meet the requirements - it was setup along time ago. His password was set to never expire. Well, I changed it by accident and of course I'm trying to set it back to his old pw but it wont let me. I have disabled the settings in my password policy but I'm still getting the 'password does not meet the password policy requirements'. Any ideas??
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by:Dan Craciun
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by:cb_it
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Thanks for the quick reply. I've made all of the changes, 0 passwords remembered, 0 days etc, I even did a gpupdate /force onmy domain controller but still getting stopped from changing the pw - any ideas?? Thanks
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by:cb_it
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I'm trying to reset the pw to just 6 digits - if that helps.
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by:SandyWalve
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How you trying to change it? via his account logged on ? or doing reset from AD?

Reset password normally overlooks the older caches password etc setting.
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by:cb_it
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Trying to reset if from the DC using AD users and COmputers. Should I have him logon and try to change it that way??
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by:cb_it
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For some reason it finally worked - not sure why or how. Maybe something was cached like you said. I was able to reset it from AD U&C.
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
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Weird.
I don't have a 2008 server here to test, but on a 2012 server it was enough to change "Password must meet complexity requirements" to "Disabled" and "Minimum password length" to 0 to be able to put any password (even an "a")
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by:Chris Millard
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You need to make the changes in the Default Domain Policy on the domain controller. Is that where you made the change? Trying to make changes on the users local machine won't make a difference.
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by:SandyWalve
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Glad that it worked for you !!! You must be relaxed now as it was linked with CEO for your company...All the Best
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by:SandyWalve
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I would suggest you exclude your CEO from the GPO which is applying the Password Policy. But at same time please suggest him to keep changing his Password, you should advise him with the benefits of keep changing password. In actual it is not safe policy.
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by:cb_it
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I think ultimately the issue was that I had minimum password set to disabled. I changed that to 0 - which supposedly means that you can change the pw right away. All is well so I am happy and grateful for all of the help.
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