How to Enable or Disable Password must Meet Complexity Requirements in Window 7

This tutorial will help to enable or disable password must meet complexity requirement in Window 7. here are the following steps:

Step 1

Type Local Security Policy in Start search box and press enter.

Step 2

Local Security Policy editor will appear. In the left pane, expand Account Policies -> Password Policy. In right Pan, select and click Password must meet complexity requirements.


Step 3

You can enable or disable password complexity option. This setting determines whether passwords must meet complexity requirements.


Note: By Default: it is enabled on domain controllers and disabled on stand-alone servers. Member computers follow the configuration of their domain controllers.


Passwords must meet if policy is enabled the following minimum requirements:

1.    Not contain the user’s account name or parts of the user’s full name that exceed two consecutive characters
2.    Be at least six characters in length
3.    Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
4.    English uppercase characters (A through Z)
5.    English lowercase characters (a through z)
6.    Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
7.    Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
8.    Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

Step 4

Press Ok and close the Local Security Policy editor.

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