In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_POLICY_PASSPHRASE_REQUIRES_ASCII 0x803100A4” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.
COM Error Message
What is COM?
Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components. Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.
Below is the description of this COM Error.
Your system administrator requires that passwords contain only printable ASCII characters. This includes unaccented letters (A-Z, a-z), numbers (0-9), space, arithmetic signs, common punctuation, separators, and the following symbols: # $ & @ ^ _ ~ .