When attempting to initialize/create a database using DBConfig, you receive an error indicating that SQL Logins must have password policy enforced with CHECK_POLICY=ON.



  1. Run dbcontrol -cleanup to remove anything leftover from the failed creation attempt.
  2. In step 6 of Initializing a new database, do the following:
    1. Click the Lock next to Internal Authentication Mode.
    2. Select Database Authentication in the dropdown.
    3. Create a password that meets your password policy requirements.
    4. Check the Enforce Password Policy box.



The domain or server has a password policy, and MSSQL has a trigger to enforce that newly created Logins must follow that password policy.

Note: If you need to change the password for current SQL Logins, see this guide: Change Internal Authentication Password

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