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An error with no description has occurred

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I got this error while trying to add a local account to Windows Server 2008 earlier today:

For reasons I won’t go into here, I needed to create this account with a simple password for temporary use and I guessed that the problem was the password didn’t meet the password complexity policy requirements. It was a guess as the error didn’t provide any useful informaton about the cause of the problem.

I checked the password complexity policy and confirmed that it was currently enabled:

After disabling this setting I was able to add the password.

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Written by Sea Monkey

February 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Environments

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