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Can't reset passwod

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  • "The password you entered doesn't meet the minimum security requirements active directory"
    I get this error message when I try to change password from within owa and on a local computer on the domain. 
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:14 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to my research, it could be that you are using fine grained password policies.

    AD DS: Fine-Grained Password Policies

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770394(v=ws.10).aspx

    This could mean that the password policy for this user is more complex.

    If not, have you tried resetting the users password for him as an admin on a DC or from RSAT tools?

    If you cannot do that then it may be related to an account issue. If you are able to change the password as an admin user and the user can log in (don't set it to user must reset password at next login) then he / she should then be able to change it again, provided they use a complex password.

    To check fine grained passwords in Server 2012 and upwards use the Active Directory Admin Centre (ADAC) available from Server Manager / Tools, select the user you are trying to manage and select password settings on the left. In the Directly associated password settings section will be any Password Settings Objects that have been applied (PSO's)

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    • Marked as answer by bill gao Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:31 PM
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:11 AM
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  • Hi

     You need to check your Domain password Policy.(should be configure on default domain policy),

    Password Policy ; https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994572%28ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Also check the "Password must meet complexity requirements" ; https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786468%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    So you need to compare with your pasword policy and password which try change..


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    Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:09 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to my research, it could be that you are using fine grained password policies.

    AD DS: Fine-Grained Password Policies

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770394(v=ws.10).aspx

    This could mean that the password policy for this user is more complex.

    If not, have you tried resetting the users password for him as an admin on a DC or from RSAT tools?

    If you cannot do that then it may be related to an account issue. If you are able to change the password as an admin user and the user can log in (don't set it to user must reset password at next login) then he / she should then be able to change it again, provided they use a complex password.

    To check fine grained passwords in Server 2012 and upwards use the Active Directory Admin Centre (ADAC) available from Server Manager / Tools, select the user you are trying to manage and select password settings on the left. In the Directly associated password settings section will be any Password Settings Objects that have been applied (PSO's)

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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

    • Marked as answer by bill gao Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:31 PM
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:11 AM
    Moderator