Disable password strength validation for Peer Grouping

By default when a Peer Group is created that allows for password-authentication (or the password for such a Group is changed) Peer Grouping validates that the password meets the password complexity requirements for the local system. Thus it will not allow any passwords to be used for a Peer Group that are weaker than what would be allowed for a login password. This setting controls this validation behavior. If set to 1 then this validation will not be performed and any password will be allowed. If set to 0 the validation will be performed.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> policies -> Microsoft -> Peernet # IgnoreDomainPasswordPolicyForNewGroups

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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