For our development environment, I have an AD domain
intra.contoso.com on a Win 2008 R2 server, with mostly default settings set. The password policy prohibits the use of passwords with less than 5 chars, but allows for all-lowercase names (so the password "password" is allowed).
Yesterday, I had to add a subdomain to test our application in a domain/subdomain setting. So I
- took a Win 2012 server with IIS and SQLExpress installed,
- installed the role "ADDS",
- promoted the server to DC,
- for the AD sub domain
Now I am trying to create at least one user in said subdomain, with which I want to login from my test machine.
So, from server manager, I open "Active Directory Users and Computers".
I only find the subdomain, not the main AD domain. Is this correct?
Then I go into Users and click "New" form context menu. I enter username and password, but even a sixteen-digit password with uppercase, numbers and special chars is not allowed by password policy.
Creating a user with account disabled works.
How can I create a user with which I will be able to login?