To change the requirement that complex passwords be used in Windows Server 2008, use the following steps.
- On the server, go to Start | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy.
- Go to Account Policies | Password Policy.
- Choose the Password must meet complexity requirements and set it to disabled.
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.