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Re: cannot change password using "passwd" command
On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 11:57:05AM +0000, Tiffany Chan wrote:
> I cannot change password of local account using
> "passwd" command in Cygwin.
> Enter the new password (minimum of 5, maximum of 8
> Please use a combination of upper and lower case
> letters and numbers.
> Old password: < i type old password here>
> Bad password: Too short.
> I am sure that the password is typed correctly. I am
> using w2k server.
> What's wrong ?
As the error message says, your password is too short. That
message is generated when the OS returns the error code
NERR_PasswordTooShort which means... the password is too short.
Your machine has a policy set that the password must have a
minimum length, probably.
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