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Problem changing domain user password on Windows 8

Q: Problem changing domain user password on Windows 8

it's weird but I can't change the password of a domain user when I'm logged on a domain pc with Windows 8.

I'm sure that the password mets the requirements (I also tested here ), in fact if I change it from a domain controller I can do it without any problem.

But if I try to set the same on Win 8 I can't, the system tell me that the password doesn't meet the minimum requirements.
I also examined the event viewer but seems that the system didn't record any event related to.

Some suggestion about to solve it?
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A:User cannot change their Domain password on new Windows 7 PC

Check her account in AD, is it set to require logon to change password in the "Users must log on in order to change password" check box in the Account Policy ?
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Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
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Hey there,

Is the computer in the AD Users and Computers? This could cause problems if that's the case. I had a similar issue, and the issue was that it wasn't in there.

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A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro SP3, problem with domain, user login..

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A:Something is changing my router user id/password

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Hello ETW, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab

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A:cannot access shared folder after changing domain with old domain cred


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Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
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Check WMI filter in relation to Password complexity policies
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Try set him up with a roaming profile.

Open up User Manager for Domains, select his user account and open it.

Click on the Profile button and edit his profile like shown below (substituting the words server, share, username for the actual names)

Then copy his profile out of "c:\Documents and Settings" on his HD to that share.

Then do the same for the Win2000 server, and copy the profile to a server on that domain.

See what happens...


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this and see if it helps.

In Group Policy Object Editor,
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expand Administrative Templates,
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Finally I 'fix' it by following other solution in this forum.
Because this issue only happen for domain user and not for local user, so I remove/delete the profile for domain user. And login again with the same domain user, to create new profile, and yohoo it fix the issue.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

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I assume this PC works fine, other than that you can't get online with it?

Re Verizon support: you say "I gave up".


Was there a language barrier and you literally could not understand him due to his lack of English language skills?

Was he possibly competent in English, but could not explain how to pour water out of a boot?

Was he possibly competent in English and gave possibly accurate information, but you couldn't follow it for some reason? If so, what was that reason?

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Is Verizon the only game in town?

More info needed.
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Takes a minute to setup a login

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What kind of settings are you changing? Do you have UAC set to max (Always Notify)?
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A:Issues changing Windows 8 Mail password

Hello Jess, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sometimes it takes a bit for a changed password of a Microsoft account to sync to all PCs and devices.

If you sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account using the same Hotmail account, then you should be able to sign out and in to Windows to have it updated in the Mail app as well since the Mail app uses the same Microsoft account as the default.

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Google "Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor"
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If you don't have the password, you'll need to call Dell support.  Be prepared with your ownership details and if the system warranty has expired, with a credit card to pay for the support call.
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Please understand if the backup destination is a network location and it’s not available or your network credentials have expired when Windows
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Elevate Axel to Admin account, hide the Built In Admin account: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

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Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?
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A:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

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