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Error: "The specified sa password does not meet strong password requirements" When Attempting to Choose SQL Authentication Mode and Create the sa Password During SQL Server Express Installation. (Doc ID 2385118.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 17.12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to choose SQL Authentication mode and create the sa password, during installation of SQL Server Express, the following error is received:

ERROR

The specified sa password does not meet strong password requirements.

STEPS

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1.  Start an installation for SQL Server Express.
2.  On the "Database Engine Configuration" page, choose "Mixed Mode", and enter the desired password for the sa account
3.  Click "Next"
4.  Observe the reported error

Cause

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