[Samba] Disable password complexity does not work?

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Mon Sep 2 12:15:02 MDT 2013

IIRC, GPO's can't be used to configure Password CR on an S4 server.
[Well you can do it, but it isn't enforced properly...]

I'm not sure what would happen in a mixed S4 and Windows server AD

Again, that's IIRC - but I think that's the case.


G> Hi,

G> I disabled the password complexity requirements in my domain via group
G> policy. "Computer Configuration", "Windows Settings", "Security Settings",
G> "Account Policies". There you can configure it exactly as you want.

G> Best regards.

G> On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 3:18 AM, Szymon Życiński <sz.zycinski at gmail.com>wrote:

>> Hello
>> I use Samba 4.0.9 and want to disable strong passwords. I've run:
>> ./samba-tool domain passwordsettings set --complexity=off
>> But it seems to not work. If users try to change password via ctrl+alt+del
>> windows still require strong password. Restarting samba to commit change
>> did not solve problem.
>> Is there something i forgot? On my old configuration with old (RIP) server
>> it worked flawessly.
>> Szymon
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