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Error message when you run the Set-MsolPasswordPolicy cmdlet in Office 365: "Unable to complete this action"

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When you run the Set-MsolPasswordPolicy�Windows PowerShell cmdlet in Microsoft Office 365 to�set the password policy, you receive the following error message:
Set-MsolPasswordPolicy : Unable to complete this action. Try again later.
At line:1 char:23
+ Set-MsolPasswordPolicy <<<< -NotificationDays 30
+ CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Set-MsolPasswordPolicy],
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.Inter
nalServiceException,Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.SetPassword Policy

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This issue occurs if the one or more of following required parameters are missing when you run the cmdlet:�
  • DomainName
  • NotificationDays
  • ValidityPeriod

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To resolve this issue, run the cmdlet together with the required parameters. For example:�
Set-MsolPasswordPolicy -DomainName -NotificationDays 15 -ValidityPeriod 180

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More information

Note The Windows PowerShell commands in this article require the Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell.

For more information about Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell, go to the following Microsoft website:

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Keywords: KB2723716, o365, vkbportal237, vkbportal231

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Article Info
Article ID : 2723716
Revision : 3
Created on : 9/14/2012
Published on : 9/14/2012
Exists online : False
Views : 70