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I am trying to disable Password Complexity requirement.
From Start / Local Security Policy / Password Policy
"Password must meet complexity requirements" is ENABLED


I double click it and the Radio Buttons "Enabled" and "Disabled" are Greyed Out.

How do I enable the above buttons?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Biggles1
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Hi.

That is because the above is usually managed by the Default Domain Policy. You will need to open that policy then you can set these options accordingly.
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As Roshan said above, you need to use the Group Policy Management Console to modify these settings.
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In addition to the above professional comments, Domain Security Policies take precedence over Local Security Policies, and that's probably why those buttons are grayed out.  Also note that there are at least 3 different group policies on a domain - 1) local policies, 2) domain controller policies, 3) domain level policies.  The latter supersedes the previous.
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Thanks guys! Someone obviously assumed I am smart!  (A compliment, unfortunately its not the case) : )

So I open Administrative Tools, then Group Policy Management.  Under MyDomain.Local I find Default Domain Policy but nothing about modifying Password Policy, like I found under "Local Security Policy".

Help!
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You right click on the policy then click edit and then unde computer configuration select windows settings then security settings then account policies then password policies.

This guide will echo my comment:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781633(WS.10).aspx
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The solution was correct, but when someone asks a (dumb) question, don't assume they know their way around as well as you do!  Give more details!!!

Thanks everyone.
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