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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 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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


The specified sa password does not meet strong password requirements.


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


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