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Error - “Unable to update the password.  The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain”

KB ID 0000229 Dtd 17/10/11

Problem

Server 2008 has a password complexity requirement to make sure passwords are strong. Yes it can be disabled, but while it is in place you need your passwords to confirm to the following.

Error within AD
password does not meet complexity


Error at Logon
unable toupdate the password

Note: To disable password complexity click here.

 

Solution

To meet the policy your password MUST,

1. Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.

2. Passwords must be at least six characters in length

3. Passwords must contain characters from THREE of the following four categories:

Permissable (examples only).

St@ndard - Stranger123 - s!mple1

Not Permissable (examples only).

Password - c0mplex - steve1970

 

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