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Turn off Complex Password requirement in Windows

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Author

Dillon Perera

Publish Date 7/30/13

Applies to Software

General

Applies to Version

9.5 and higher

Applies to System/Module

 

Article Version

1.00.01

 

Problem Statement

 

Using Microsoft Windows and setting up a user account, but the software is requiring a “Complex Password” to be used.

 

Solution Details

 

 
The following steps can be used to disable the requirement for complex passwords in Microsoft Windows.
Note: To perform these steps you will require administrative access.
 

Windows Server 2008:

  • Click the Start Button and go to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
  • Expand Account Policies > Password Policy.
  • Set “Password must meet complexity requirements” to Disabled.
 
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Windows 7:

  • Click the Start Button and go to Control Panel.
  • Select System and Security.
  • Select Administrative Tools.
  • Select Local Security Policy.
  • Expand Account Policies > Password Policy.
  • Set “Password must meet complexity requirements” to Disabled.
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Windows 2003:

  • Click the Start Button and go to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
  • Expand Account Policies > Password Policy.
  • Set “Password must meet complexity requirements” to Disabled.
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