Windows Server – Disable Password Complexity Requirements

Local Security Policy:
1) Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools
2) Double click on Local Security Policy
3) Click on Account Policies, Password Policy
4) (On the right pane) Set Disable for Password must meet complexity requirements
5) Set 0 days for Maximum password age

Group Policy:
1) Type gpmc.msc in Run command.
2) Double click on Forest:xx.local, Domains, xx.local
3) Right click on Default Domain Policy and select Edit
4) Click on Computer Configuration, Policies, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Account Policies
5) (on the right pane) Double click Password Policy
6) Set Disable for Password must meet complexity requirements
7) Set 0 days for Maximum password age
8) Type gpupdate /force in Run command

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