How to disable the complex password requirement in Windows Server Operating Systems

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    To change the requirement that complex passwords be used in Windows Server 2008, use the following steps.

    1. On the server, go to Start | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy.
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    2. Go to Account Policies | Password Policy.
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    3. Choose the Password must meet complexity requirements and set it to disabled.

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    After making this change, passwords will not need to meet any complexity requirements.


    NOTE:  This is recommended for a lab environment only.  Please follow proper security protocols for live systems.