I'm trying to promote a Server 2008 Core install to be a domain controller in a new domain. I have an unattended setup file as below:
[DCINSTALL] AutoConfigDNS=Yes DomainNetBiosName=samlab NewDomainDNSName=samlab.local ReplicaOrNewDomain=Domain NewDomain=Forest ForestLevel=3 DomainLevel=3 SafeModeAdminPassword:P@ssw0rd1 RebootOnSuccess=Yes
I run DC promo and get an error saying:
The Directory Services Safe Mode password does not meet the password complexity requirements of the password policy. Strong passwords require a combination of u ppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Supply a stronger password
As far as I can see the password I have supplied should meet the complexity requirements, and I've tried lots of variants, with no luck. Any thoughts on what will meet this requirement?