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Old 27-01-2011
Join Date: Jan 2011
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password complexity disabled

i've disabled password complexity requirement in my server (Win 2003) , but when i want to reset or change password i've this message:

Windows cannot complete the password change ... check complexity

Please i need help to solve this problem
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Old 27-01-2011
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Re: password complexity disabled

You have to input a strong password if you want to reset the it in windows 2003 because by default Windows Server 2003 requires passwords to meet the following criteria for strong passwords, that are as follows:
  • Has at least 6 characters
  • Does not contain "Administrator" or "Admin"
  • Contains characters from three of the following categories:
  • Uppercase letters (A, B, C, and so on)
  • Lowercase letters (a, b, c, and so on)
  • Numbers (0, 1, 2, and so on)
  • Non-alphanumeric characters (#, &, ~, and so on)
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