The CHECK_EXPIRATION option cannot be used when CHECK_POLICY is OFF.

Error Message:
Msg 15122, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
The CHECK_EXPIRATION option cannot be used when CHECK_POLICY is OFF.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when attempting to use the CHEKC_EXPIRATION = ON Option in a CREATE LOGIN statement, while the CHECK_POLICY Option is set to OFF.

Consequences:
The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.

Resolution:
Error of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement can not be executed this way. The CHECK_POLICY must be set to ON for the CHECK_EXPIRATION option to make sense at all.

Versions:
This error message was introduced with SQL Server 2005

Example(s):
USE Master;
CREATE LOGIN MyLogin
 WITH PASSWORD = ‘ABC’,
 CHECK_POLICY = OFF,
 CHECK_EXPIRATION = ON;
GO

Remarks:
In the above example we try to create a login for which the CHEKC_POLICY option is set to OFF, while CHECK_EXPIRATION is set to ON. This raises the error.




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