Category Archives: Server 2008

Windows Server 2008: Change password complexity

If the server is a member of an AD domain, use GPMC (gpmc.msc) > Default
Domain Policy >

Windows Settings
Security Settings
Account Policies/Password Policy

Password must meet complexity requirements = Disabled

If it’s a stand alone machine, do the same but from the Local Policies

Refresh the policy by running:

gpupdate /force