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How to disable password complexity requirements in Windows Server 2012

  1.  Open Server Manager
  2. Click Tools (top right)
  3. Click Local Security Policy
  4. Navigate to Account Policies/Password Policy
  5. Double click “Password must meet complexity requirements
  6. Click Disable
  7. Click Ok


Note: You can also Group Policy which includes Local security policies by pressing the Windows Key+R at the same type and typing: gpedit.msc into the run dialog.

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