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Changing Password policies

  1. Type Win+R > gpmc.msc. This opens the Group Policy Management MMC add-in.
  2. Expand Forest lc.corp.
  3. Expand Domains.
  4. Expand the lc.corp domain.
  5. Right click the lc.corp domain and choose Createa a GPO in this domain, and Link it here.
  6. Give it a name, and click OK.
  7. Right click it and choose Edit.
  8. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies.
  9. Double-click Password Policy.
  10. Set Enforce password history to 0 passwords remembered.
  11. Set maximum password age to 0.
  12. Set minimum password age to 0 days.
  13. Set minimum password length to 0 characters.
  14. Set Password must meet complexity requirements to Disabled.
  15. Close the Group Policy Management Editor window.
  16. Right click the ¨New Group Policy Object` in the Group Policy Management Window and choose Enforced.
  17. Close the Window.
  18. Start the Windows PowerShell command prompt and type: gpupdate.

This effectively applies the new policy.

Change administrator password.

  1. If you like, now you can change the administrator password to something more simple.
  2. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  3. Select lc.corp > Users.
  4. Right-click Administrator and choose Reset password.
  5. Uncheck User must change password at next logon.
  6. Click OK.

While you're there, you may as well create a couple of test user accounts test1 to test3 with passwords that are easy, never expire, and can't be changed by the users.