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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


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


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


The Windows PowerShell commands in this article require the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more information about Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, go to the following Microsoft website:
Still need help? Go to the Office 365 Community website.


Article ID: 2723716 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 10.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education  (pre-upgrade)
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