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Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain

    Pregunta

  • When i tried to change password then got this 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"

    But i fulfill all requirements and try to change policy.But not work.


    Thanks, Limon Dhaka,Bangladesh

    lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013 8:45

Respuestas

  •  

    You need to check your domain policy to see what the requirments are.

    Most of the times you can not use any part of your first and last name in the password.

    Passwords that you have previously used, (depends on your password history how far it goes back 12, 24 passwords)

    You must have one "Capital" letter and one special character like $,#,% etc...

    All of this above will depend on your domain specific policy requirments.

    martes, 19 de febrero de 2013 15:55

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  • Hi,

    do you changed the password in the last 24 hours? So you have to wait for changing it again... or you change it via "ADUC" Reset Password. You can also change the password policy to allow pw changes everytime. Its the value "Minimum password age" in "WIndows Settings/Security Settings/Account Policies/Password Policy".


    Kind regards,

    Tim
    MCITP, MCTS
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    • Editado Tim Buntrock lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013 8:55
    • Propuesto como respuesta Sp0oner viernes, 20 de junio de 2014 13:10
    lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013 8:52
  • Hi,

    The default password policy requirements:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc264456.aspx

    By default, the value for this policy setting in Windows Server 2008 is configured to Disabled, but it is set to Enabled in a Windows Server 2008 domain.

    You could refer to :

    http://thebackroomtech.com/2008/03/10/windows-server-2008-password-complexity-requirements/

    Please try again. If any help, please feel free to let us know.

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    martes, 19 de febrero de 2013 6:31
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  • All is ok. password length, minimum password age, exception all. But unfortunately unable to change password.

    Thanks, Limon Dhaka,Bangladesh

    martes, 19 de febrero de 2013 15:44
  •  

    You need to check your domain policy to see what the requirments are.

    Most of the times you can not use any part of your first and last name in the password.

    Passwords that you have previously used, (depends on your password history how far it goes back 12, 24 passwords)

    You must have one "Capital" letter and one special character like $,#,% etc...

    All of this above will depend on your domain specific policy requirments.

    martes, 19 de febrero de 2013 15:55
  • Hi Brano,

    I have tried with 24 length password with alpha numeric and uses special character. But all time show this error.


    Thanks, Limon ,Dhaka,Bangladesh

    jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013 17:08
  • I've got the same problem.  Just installed 2008R2 eval for some testing...it is a stand alone fresh install and I've tried ridiculously complex passwords...nothing.  Also, it is telling me it doesn't meet the complexity requirements of the domain...it isn't in a domain.

    jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013 23:28
  • I also installed 2 Fresh domain controllers then I created a GPO my organization users OU. I disabled the password complexity requirements but it was still giving that complexity message when users wana change their passwords. I solved it by editing the domain controllers local Local Computer Policy.

    MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCNA, CCNP.

    domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013 16:46
  • ....I created a GPO my organization users OU. I disabled the password complexity requirements but it was still giving that complexity message.....

    This will never work. You can only have a single password policy in a domain, and, that password policy must be linked to the domain object, or, to the domain controllers OU.
    This is because the password policy must be applied to the domain controllers, and not to the user objects.
    Password policy settings, are only applied by the domain controllers.

    Don
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    domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013 20:34
  • thx man it works!!!

    martes, 25 de marzo de 2014 5:17
  • I had the same issue. The issue turned out to be the Minimum password age. I changed this to "0" (allows you to change password straight away) and did a gpupdate /force on the client PC and error went away. 

    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password Policy


    • Propuesto como respuesta AlexGorshenin martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014 8:26
    miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2014 6:30
  • that worked for me thank you
    • Propuesto como respuesta Mego2000 miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017 14:14
    miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014 14:23
  • Thanks it worked for me......
    martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014 8:32
  • OMG thank you -- this was driving me NUTS.  Just did an updated yesterday (< 1 day) and no one could change their password to anything even though complexity was off.  MS certainly could give a better error message on this.
    lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2014 23:27
  • When i tried to change password then got this 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"

    But i fulfill all requirements and try to change policy.But not work.


    Thanks, Limon Dhaka,Bangladesh

    Before proceeding you must understand the password policy by referring below link. Get in touch with your domain administrator in any confusion.

    sábado, 3 de enero de 2015 8:37
  • In my case, it was because I had the default policy with minimum password age of 1 day.  This applied even though the password set set by the administrator, not the user.
    • Propuesto como respuesta ohnobinki martes, 31 de octubre de 2017 14:42
    martes, 14 de abril de 2015 10:12
  • How do I do that...when I just fresly installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise?
    sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015 15:53
  • When i tried to change password then got this 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"

    But i fulfill all requirements and try to change policy.But not work.


    Thanks, Limon Dhaka,Bangladesh


    I got the same thing. Can someone help me out as well?
    sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015 15:54
  • Actually,

    To meet the policy your password MUST,

    1. Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.

    2. Passwords must be at least six characters in length

    3. Passwords must contain characters from THREE of the following four categories:

    • English uppercase characters (A through Z).
    • English lowercase characters (a through z).
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9).
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %).

    Permissable (examples only).

    St@ndard - Stranger123 - s!mple1

    Not Permissable (examples only).

    Password - c0mplex - steve1970


    sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015 15:58
  • Today i faced the same problem, by following all the above experts suggestions and my R&D I prepared following document. Please go through below article for cause and resolution.

    Unable to update the password the value provided


    sábado, 9 de julio de 2016 15:07
  • Thanks you. I've search for while and this was just this little thing. 
    Thank dude !
    • Propuesto como respuesta jbouille33 lunes, 3 de julio de 2017 14:23
    • Votado como útil jbouille33 lunes, 3 de julio de 2017 14:23
    viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016 8:03
  • In my case, the solution to pass one the 0 days of retention was good in the defaut domain polycies, but somebody add a rules "Password Settings Container" directly in the Acive Directory Administrative Center" wich one Overpass the GPo's one ! pffiouuuu that's right now !
    • Propuesto como respuesta tekknyne martes, 31 de octubre de 2017 14:11
    lunes, 3 de julio de 2017 14:37
  • jbouille33, thanks for the insight about the Active Directory Administrative center. I am a new sysadmin here, and I ran into an issue today where users could only change their password using ctrl+alt+delete once per day. Come to find out we have password policies configured in the Administrative Center that are different than the settings in AD.
    martes, 31 de octubre de 2017 14:11
  • Agree with GBI_IT, the error msg is misleading, actual issue I faced had to with pwd age, after 24h I was able to change the pwd,

    martes, 27 de febrero de 2018 13:48
  • That was my issue as well!!THANKS! I set to 0 and good to go!
    jueves, 14 de junio de 2018 20:54