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Anonymous
March 13, 2005 10:54:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

This is very strange to me, one of my clients are running an environment
with widows 2000 server sp 4, and for some strange reason they are getting

"windows cannot complete the password change for user _____ because the
password does not meet the pasword policy requirements. Check the minimum
password length, password complexity & password history requirements"

I checked all the password policy issues and everything seems to be normal,
this started happening about 3 months ago, I went to microsoft website and
check all the password rules in the active directory restarted the server
even type the command in dos that automatically applies all the changes but
still getting the error message. Hence because I am not able to change the
password, I am unable to add new users into the system. And as you can
figure they are really getting at me for not being able to solve this.

We are unable to change any password from the active directory or even from
computer systems.

Please anybody have any suggestions please help.

Thanks
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 12:22:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

In news:BE5A4B0B.87B%marcianswaby@coralwave.com,
marcian swaby <marcianswaby@coralwave.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> This is very strange to me, one of my clients are running
> an environment with widows 2000 server sp 4, and for some
> strange reason they are getting
>
> "windows cannot complete the password change for user
> _____ because the password does not meet the pasword
> policy requirements. Check the minimum password length,
> password complexity & password history requirements"
>
> I checked all the password policy issues and everything
> seems to be normal, this started happening about 3 months
> ago, I went to microsoft website and check all the
> password rules in the active directory restarted the
> server even type the command in dos that automatically
> applies all the changes but still getting the error
> message. Hence because I am not able to change the
> password, I am unable to add new users into the system.
> And as you can figure they are really getting at me for
> not being able to solve this.
>
> We are unable to change any password from the active
> directory or even from computer systems.
>
> Please anybody have any suggestions please help.
>
> Thanks

What are the password settings?
If you are using complex passwords passwords must have: 1. Passwords must be
at least six (6) characters long.
2. Passwords must contain characters from at least three (3) of the
following four (4) classes:
Description Examples
-----------------------------------------------

Upper case letters A, B, C, ... Z
Lower case letters a, b, c, ... z
Westernized Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, ... 9
Non-alphanumeric ("special
characters") such as
punctuation symbols

3. Passwords may not contain your user name or any part of your full
name.


The rest is pretty much straight forward as for remember password history
and password length.


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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 12:31:24 PM

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I am not using complex passwords, as far as I know, I just started working
for this company, how can I check if that's something different, and I
basically cleared all the password setting to try see if that would work and
still nothing

On 3/13/05 10:22 PM, in article #ITonUEKFHA.904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl, "Kevin
D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]" <admin@nospam.WFTX.US> wrote:

> In news:BE5A4B0B.87B%marcianswaby@coralwave.com,
> marcian swaby <marcianswaby@coralwave.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
>> This is very strange to me, one of my clients are running
>> an environment with widows 2000 server sp 4, and for some
>> strange reason they are getting
>>
>> "windows cannot complete the password change for user
>> _____ because the password does not meet the pasword
>> policy requirements. Check the minimum password length,
>> password complexity & password history requirements"
>>
>> I checked all the password policy issues and everything
>> seems to be normal, this started happening about 3 months
>> ago, I went to microsoft website and check all the
>> password rules in the active directory restarted the
>> server even type the command in dos that automatically
>> applies all the changes but still getting the error
>> message. Hence because I am not able to change the
>> password, I am unable to add new users into the system.
>> And as you can figure they are really getting at me for
>> not being able to solve this.
>>
>> We are unable to change any password from the active
>> directory or even from computer systems.
>>
>> Please anybody have any suggestions please help.
>>
>> Thanks
>
> What are the password settings?
> If you are using complex passwords passwords must have: 1. Passwords must be
> at least six (6) characters long.
> 2. Passwords must contain characters from at least three (3) of the
> following four (4) classes:
> Description Examples
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> Upper case letters A, B, C, ... Z
> Lower case letters a, b, c, ... z
> Westernized Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, ... 9
> Non-alphanumeric ("special
> characters") such as
> punctuation symbols
>
> 3. Passwords may not contain your user name or any part of your full
> name.
>
>
> The rest is pretty much straight forward as for remember password history
> and password length.
>
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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 12:38:31 PM

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In news:BE5B0A6C.9E2%marcianswaby@coralwave.com,
marcian swaby <marcianswaby@coralwave.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> I am not using complex passwords, as far as I know, I
> just started working for this company, how can I check if
> that's something different, and I basically cleared all
> the password setting to try see if that would work and
> still nothing

There are two places where complex passwords can be defined, one in the
Default Domain GPO the other on the Domain Controller GPO. If ether of these
were "enabled", you have to change it to "disabled", simply changing it to
"not defined" leaves the policy in place.




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December 28, 2011 11:45:12 PM

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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

In news:BE5B0A6C.9E2%marcianswaby@coralwave.com,
marcian swaby <marcianswaby@coralwave.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> I am not using complex passwords, as far as I know, I
> just started working for this company, how can I check if
> that's something different, and I basically cleared all
> the password setting to try see if that would work and
> still nothing

There are two places where complex passwords can be defined, one in the
Default Domain GPO the other on the Domain Controller GPO. If ether of these
were "enabled", you have to change it to "disabled", simply changing it to
"not defined" leaves the policy in place.




--
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Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
Hope This Helps
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It will strip signature out and more
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Thank you for posting these it has helped me today to solve my issue. :) 
Kind regards
Reshmi
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