Installing Hadoop on Windows 8.1 in a VMWare workstation instance. In the HDP setup I have an error I cannot work past, ” Hadoop user password does not meet minimum system requirements defined in the system policies” . I have run secpol.msc to make sure Windows 8.1 password policy is very basic requiring only 4 characters and with no complexity or expiration etc. Still with very low requirements no password I use seems to satisfy the HDP install. I have set the policies higher and used complex passwords, but that made no difference either. I just downloaded all the code yesterday for this install, so I don’t believe anything is old.
It must be simple, but I just cannot see what I have missed.