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

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 Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more information about 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: 07/09/2014 10:15:00 - Revision: 12.0

  • Office 365 User and Domain Management
  • Office 365 Identity Management
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