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Windows 7: numeric only passwords fail

02 Aug 2011   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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a policy setting.

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02 Aug 2011   #12

Windows Professional 32 bit

To richnrockville: There is no active directory in this network - it is a workgroup; small intimate company. The profile that had the 4 digit password became inoperative (could see the directory but not the user under user group). I created a new profile with the 7 digit numeric password and that is when the problem surfaced. The problem was resolved by extending the password to 9 digits making the first two characters alpha! Which leads directly to "karlsnooks" identification that "one of the policy settings regards password length" - again the problem was resolved by lengthening the password. The dominant parameter here is, once the alpha component was introduced the password was accepted as valid. Again password complexity was disabled at the 2008 R2 Standard Server. Thanks guys for the feedback it forces one to really think about the construct. I AM reading the Group Policy data "karlsnooks".
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02 Aug 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Enjoy. The action and interaction at the various levels between the various policy settings is powerful and confusing.

Go to an elevated command prompt and run:
gpresult /r

for interesting info on the result of group policy settings.

will give you the same as gpresult /? and list all the command arguments.
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