Problem : Net HELPMSG 2245

Problem : Net HELPMSG 2245

I am trying to add the ‘Password Required’ flag to a ASPNET account on Server 2003 SP2.  The password policy is 10 characters.

I use Net user ASPNET passwordreq:yes and I get this message “The password does not meet the password plicy requirements.  Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements.

I know that this account meets all these critiria.  I am bolstering security on this server so this is only one of many things I have to have completed.

I am stumped as to why it’s not recongnizing the new and complex passwords I’m putting in.  The minimum characters I’m using are 16 characters with numbers, UPPER case, lower case and special characters.

Do you have some other ideas?

Solution: Net HELPMSG 2245

No, “net user ASPNET passwordreq:yes” is the actual command to add the password required flag set to the local account on the server.