We often change Windows password because of different kinds of reasons. And we often change Windows Server 2008 password policy with the reason that the password policy is so strict that we have to set a strong password on windows. Several days ago, I reinstalled a new system, Windows Server 2008, on my computer. I want to change the password set by default when installing the system, but even if I have tried many passwords were strong enough I thought, I got the prompt message “the password does not meet the requirements. Check password length, password requirements.”
Change Windows Server 2008 password Policy
This made me have to check the password complexity requirements. I searched it in this ways:
Start\Administrative Tools\Local Security Policy\Account Policies\Password policy
Double click on Password must meet complexity requirement, and click on Explain to see the password complexity requirements:
- The password length must be at least six characters, English characters (A to Z), lowercase (a to z), 10 digits (0 to 9), Non-alphabetic (such as !, $, #, %)
I set the password on my windows server 2008 successfully after reading the password complexity requirement. I want to set a password that is easy for me to remember, however, the password policy did not allow. I can’t do anything but change the password policy in the windows 2008 system. Details are following as:
1 On the policy details, double click on Minimum password length, on the Local Security Setting, you can change the password minimum length requirement on the box.
2 Double click on Password must meet complexity requirements, on the Local Security Setting, you can select Disable radio button to disable the requirement.
However, if you are a domain user, you can’t change password policy through this method, you can follow the steps below to change the domain password policy:
1 On the start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and select Group Policy Management.
2 Expand Group Policy Management\Forest:newhome.tianya\Domains\newhome.tianya\Group Policy Objects\Default Domain Policy.
3 On the right panel, select Settings.
4 On the Account Policies/Password policy, right click on the details, and then select Edit to change the password policy.