Installation Of Oracle 12c On Windows Fails With "Failed to Create oracle Oracle Home User" Error

(Doc ID 2125629.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Generic Windows

Symptoms

 Installation of Oracle 12c software on Windows platform fails as seen below

The debug log reports additional detail as to why the user "oracle" could not be created

[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.131 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] Exiting... sswseCreateOracleSVCUser()
[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.131 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] ******************************

[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.147 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] nativeCreateOracleServiceUser: after calling create service user return is 3.
[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.147 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] 2245
[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.147 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] about to throw NatEx
[Install API Thread] [ 2016-04-10 10:16:40.147 PDT ] [winsecurity.WinSecurityNative.Native] wse object array : 0 [WSE-000024: Unable to create user account.

O/S-Error: (OS 2245) The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements.

Cause

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