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Article ID: 128558, created on Mar 17, 2016, last review on Mar 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk Automation 11.5


Moving or migration of IIS subscription fails on attempt to recreate system user on the destination server. The following error is displayed in the migration log:

Unable to add the user (user1), invalid parameter is (-1): (2245) The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements.


Local security policy of the IIS server has complexity requirement turned on.


  1. Go to the target IIS server, run Windows Start menu and type secpol, press Enter
  2. Navigate to Account Policies > Password Policy
  3. Change the parameter Password must meet complexity requirements to Disabled
  4. Re-run the migration.

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