We are a school district and need to have different password policies based on user. (Staff/Student)
We are using server 2012 and have setup fine-grained password policies. The policies are applied to either a Staff or Student global security group. The domain password policy is set to a minimum length of 7 and password must meet complexity requirements. The Student password is set to minimum length of 4, (first graders have a hard time typing complex passwords).
So far everything is working if a user already existed in AD. However, when adding new users we receive the message “Password does not meet the password policy requirements”.
I really don’t want to change my domain password policy to anything less than it already is, however, that is the only option I have been able to come up with.
Is there a way to add a user and not have the system check a password policy?