Minimum password length to 15 on windows 2016

Arun V 1 Reputation point

We have Windows 2016 OS servers (standard edition) not added to domain (ie:standalone servers)
Requirement :Set minimum password length to 15 charecters

Getting error "The parameter is incorrect. Failed to save local policy database. Make sure that this object exists" when try to configure it by using local policy.
Its allowing to set till 14 even though its listing upto 20. Also policy explanation is also saying the value can be set from 0 to 20.

Could you please suggest to set the minimum password length to 15 charecters

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  1. Manu Philip 14,551 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @Arun V ,
    There is a known issue in which a fix is awaited around this.
    So, there is a work around to handle the situation as follows:

    1. Open regedit
    2. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network" in the left-hand pane then right-click on the entry.
    3. Create a new REG_BINARY value. Name the value "MinPwdLen" and set to 7
    4. Close Registry Editor then restart the computer

    Please mark as "Accept the answer" if the above steps helps you. Others with similar issues can also follow the solution as per your suggestion