Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How to disable password complexity rule in Active Directory (Windows 2008 R2)

  1. Go to Start > run > gpmc.msc
  2. Go to "Forest">"Domains" then expand the default domain
  3. Right-click and edit the "Default Domain Policy". This will open a new window with title "Group Policy Management Editor"
  4. On the "Group Policy Management Editor"
    go to "Computer Configuration">"Polices">"Windows Settings">"Security Settings">"Account Policies">"Password Policy"
  5. Now modify the password complexity requirements setting. 
  6. You have to then run "gpupdate" to propagate the changes.