Re: Change password complexity

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Subject: Re: Change password complexity
Posted by:  Daniel Petri (
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008

If the server is a member of an AD domain, use GPMC (gpmc.msc) > Default
Domain Policy >

Windows Settings
Security Settings
Account Policies/Password Policy

Password must meet complexity requirements = Disabled

If it's a stand alone machine, do the same but from the Local Policies

Refresh the policy by running:

gpupdate /force


Daniel Petri
MVP, Senior IT consultant, trainer

"Javier" <Javi…> wrote in message
> Hi...
> I need to disable the password complexity in a Windows 2008.
> The problem is that the password complexity in my server is enable and not
> give me the posibility to change.
> Thanks a lot.
> Javier Valverde


In response to

Change password complexity posted by Javier on Mon, 14 Jul 2008