Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Students unable to change passwords in Technical; Hello
We have just started the new term and dozens of pupils have forgotten their passwords. We reset them and ...
3rd September 2010, 12:24 PM #1
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Students unable to change passwords
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.
3rd September 2010, 07:47 PM #2
Originally Posted by MrHemmings
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 03:26 PM.
Reason: my grammar is terrible ;)
6th September 2010, 08:44 PM #3
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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 !, $, #, %)
6th September 2010, 08:47 PM #4
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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