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    Students unable to change passwords

    Hello

    We have just started the new term and dozens of pupils have forgotten their passwords. We reset them and ask them to change it next time they logon. They do this via ctrl+Alt+Delete.
    However for some of the pupils it comes up with the error -

    "Your password must be at least 5 characters, cannot repeat any of your previous 0 passwords and must be at least 1 days old. Please type a different password. Type a password which meets both these requirements in both text boxes"

    When they follow these requirements it still doesn't work with all types of words.
    We have recently installed a 2008 R2 domain controller, could this have something to do with it?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHemmings View Post
    Hello

    We have just started the new term and dozens of pupils have forgotten their passwords. We reset them and ask them to change it next time they logon. They do this via ctrl+Alt+Delete.
    However for some of the pupils it comes up with the error -

    "Your password must be at least 5 characters, cannot repeat any of your previous 0 passwords and must be at least 1 days old. Please type a different password. Type a password which meets both these requirements in both text boxes"

    When they follow these requirements it still doesn't work with all types of words.
    We have recently installed a 2008 R2 domain controller, could this have something to do with it?

    Any help appreciated.

    you need to check your password complexity in group policy. its probably in the default domain policy
    Last edited by oxide54; 4th September 2010 at 02:26 PM. Reason: my grammar is terrible ;)

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    See Users Receive a Password Complexity Requirements Message That Does Not Specify Character Group Requirements for a Password

    Your users need to follow these guidelines...
    does not contain your account or full name;
    contains at least three of the following four character groups:
    English uppercase characters (A through Z);
    English lowercase characters (a through z);
    Numerals (0 through 9);
    Non-alphabetic characters (such as !, $, #, %)

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    Quote Originally Posted by digone52 View Post
    See Users Receive a Password Complexity Requirements Message That Does Not Specify Character Group Requirements for a Password

    Your users need to follow these guidelines...
    does not contain your account or full name;
    contains at least three of the following four character groups:
    English uppercase characters (A through Z);
    English lowercase characters (a through z);
    Numerals (0 through 9);
    Non-alphabetic characters (such as !, $, #, %)
    or if you don't actually need that level of security, change it through group policy to something more approriate for 12 year old children.

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