Windows 2008 not taking complex passwords
Posted on 2014-10-31
I have a Windows 2008 server as the DC and setup a password policy. I've set history to 5 remembered, Max password age to 90 days, minimum age to 0, minimum length to 8 characters, set complexity requirement and store password using reversible encryption. When ever the user tries to change their password, Windows says it don't meet the minimum requirements. I've even tried complex password generators generating password way beyond the requirements, and Windows still states the password is no good. Please help, end users are getting mad.