...well obviously I always practice what I preach...NOT...

Over the last few days I have been trying to install Moodle on my localhost to have a go at setting it up to replace our current VLE.

Every time I was getting stuck at the screen where I am asked to setup the admin account.

I would fill in all the details and submit only to be bounced back to the same page...with a warning about an incorrect password format...

Until finally this afternoon I actually read the message properly and noticed that there was an instruction to include a non-alphanumeric character...which needless to say I had not been including...

...doh...