Windows 10: Can't disable pin complexity on windows 10 pro.

Discus and support Can't disable pin complexity on windows 10 pro. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Have used a 4 digit pin for this PC for its entire life. This morning prompted to use a new 6 digit pin instead, spent all day trying to get around it.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/zolvaring, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Can't disable pin complexity on windows 10 pro.


    Have used a 4 digit pin for this PC for its entire life. This morning prompted to use a new 6 digit pin instead, spent all day trying to get around it.

    Password age has been and is unlimited, user account was already configured in GUI to not let password expire.

    All group policies and regedit entries related to windows hello for business pin complexity and windows system policies pin complexity are unconfigured.

    This is a personal MS account. Not associated with any school. I am not on a domain.

    It's just tedious constantly feeling like I'm not in control of this computer. Does anyone have any advice to roll the pin complexity requirements back to what I wanted?

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    /u/zolvaring, Aug 4, 2020
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  2. David Haz Win User

    Disable Windows 10 Pro PIN complexity rules

    From Group Policy Editor, you may enable or disable other policies when creating a PIN. You can also configure them to your preferred option. You may double-click the policy that you want to enable or disable according to your preferences. Here's a description
    of each policy that is included in the PIN complexity:

    • Require digits
      • Not configured - Users must include a digit in their PIN.
      • Enabled - Users must include a digit in their PIN.
      • Disabled -Users can not use digits in their PIN.
    • Require lowercase letters
      • Not configured - Users can not use lowercase letters in their PIN.
      • Enabled - Users must include at least one lowercase letter in their PIN.
      • Disabled - Users can not use lowercase letters in their PIN.
    • Maximum PIN length
      • Not configured - PIN length must be less than or equal to 127.
      • Enabled - PIN length must be less than or equal to the number you specify.
      • Disabled - PIN length must be less than or equal to 127.
    • Minimum PIN length
      • Not configured - PIN length must be greater than or equal to 4.
      • Enabled - PIN length must be greater than or equal to the number you specify.
      • Disabled - PIN length must be greater than or equal to 4.
    • Expiration
      • Not configured - PIN does not expire.
      • Enabled - PIN can be set to expire after any number of days between 1 and 730, or PIN can be set to never expire by setting the policy to 0.
      • Disabled - PIN does not expire.
    • History
      • Not configured - Previous PINs are not stored.
      • Enabled - Specify the number of previous PINs that can be associated to a user account that can't be reused.
      • Disabled - Previous PINs are not stored.
    • Require special characters
      • Not configured - Users can not include a special character in their PIN.
      • Enabled - Users must include at least one special character in their PIN.
      • Disabled - Users can not include a special character in their PIN.
    • Require uppercase letters
      • Not configured - Users can not include an uppercase letter in their PIN.
      • Enabled - Users must include at least one uppercase letter in their PIN.
      • Disabled - Users can not include an uppercase letter in their PIN.
    After configuring the policy settings, attempt to create your desired PIN that would meet those requirements, this is to check if those policies would work. If the PIN and the policy settings are not working, attempt to create those policy settings and PIN
    on another device to see if it is isolated to your device only. If it still persists, kindly send the issue through the
    Feedback Hub app. This way, engineers would see this problem and address it. You may follow the steps on this
    link on how to send feedback to Microsoft through the
    Feedback Hub app. If you are to submit a feedback through the
    Feedback Hub
    app, make sure that you include every detail about the issue so that the engineers would have a better understanding of the issue. Also, make sure to visit your submission frequently for news or updates about what you have submitted.

    If you have further questions, feel free to ask us.
     
    David Haz, Aug 5, 2020
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  3. David Haz Win User
    Disable Windows 10 Pro PIN complexity rules

    Hello,

    Enabling or disabling and configuring the PIN complexity rules in Windows is found through
    Local Group Policy Editor. If you are running Windows 10 Creators Update, PIN complexity policies can be found by opening the
    Group Policy Editor, then selecting Computer Configuration
    > Administrative Templates > System >
    PIN complexity
    . From there, you may select or configure the PIN complexity for your device.

    If you have further questions, feel free to ask us.
     
    David Haz, Aug 5, 2020
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  4. Can't disable pin complexity on windows 10 pro.

    Disable Windows 10 Pro PIN complexity rules

    @David_Haz, you did not address the actual problem that was expressed by the original poster. I have a hard time believing that you even read the question before Copying and Pasting a generic answer in.

    In the original post, he says he went where you are describing. He says he turned ALL of them off so there were no requirements set from group policy.

    His concern is that MICROSOFT is forcing him to have a non sequential and not repeating pattern for his pin, and that there is no way of turning off that requirement.

    This problem is not something isolated to a single machine, it is not related to a single setting. This is a "Feature" that MICROSOFT added in one of their recent "updates" to force their will on the customers. Kind of a "MICROSOFT knows best" attitude.
    So, telling him to submit a bug to the feedback app isn't viable since Microsoft "Decided for us" that we had to have this.

    @David_Haz. My reccomendation to you, and the rest of the Windows Answers team is that, If you don't have an answer to the OP's original question, Don't post an answer, or at least post a reply that says there is no fix at this time. That way you can show
    come competance and make the users feel like we aren't talking to a computer, but to an actual human.

    And for God Sakes, Don't blindly mark your answer as "Correct" if you don't even address the original question. I mean, sure, the information is good for some people, but it doesn't answer the actual question of what was asked. I never feel confidant in
    comming to answers.microsoft.com. For the one reason of your windows team doesn't read the user's questions, don't answer their questions, and mark their own answers as correct when you never actually addressed the problem.

    IMHO: This entire website is COMPLETELY USELESS unless the question is something so simple as "how do i send an email"... it's almost like there is no technical experience at all on this "answers" site.

     
    canichols2, Aug 5, 2020
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