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Change/Modify/Edit the failed Password Complexity dialog to be more specific

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  • I was wondering if there is a way to change the following message..."Unable to update the password.  The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain" when trying to change our network passwords.  I would like for it to be more specific (ie: your password needs to be at least 7 characters long OR the password you tried as already been used within the last four changes).  We use Windows Server 2008 R2 to handle Active Directory and Group Policy and the workstations are all Windows 7.

    Monday, January 26, 2015 4:35 PM

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  • > I was wondering if there is a way to change the following
    > message..."Unable to update the password.
     
    Very short answer: No, unless you replace winlogon :)
     
    What you can do is write a script or WPF/Forms app that handles the PW
    change and reads the appropriate PW requirements to show them to the user.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:45 AM
  • Hi,

    >>I was wondering if there is a way to change the following message..."Unable to update the password.  The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain" when trying to change our network passwords

    Sorry, this is by design, and as far as I know, we can't edit it.

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:47 AM
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  • > I was wondering if there is a way to change the following
    > message..."Unable to update the password.
     
    Very short answer: No, unless you replace winlogon :)
     
    What you can do is write a script or WPF/Forms app that handles the PW
    change and reads the appropriate PW requirements to show them to the user.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:45 AM
  • Hi,

    >>I was wondering if there is a way to change the following message..."Unable to update the password.  The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain" when trying to change our network passwords

    Sorry, this is by design, and as far as I know, we can't edit it.

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:47 AM
    Moderator