How Do i change password policy settings in Windows 8 Server

Just installed Windows 8 Server

Attempting to set up users and I am having Password Policy issues.

Went to Start-> Run-> Gpedit.msc-> Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->
Security Settings-> Account Policy-> Password Policy

I cannot change my policy because it has a Lock Symbol on it.

I am logged in as Domain Admin???

What Gives????

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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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Darius GhassemConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If this is a Domain Controller then you can not edit the local security policy you need to go into Group Policy Management to create a Password policy


http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Configuring-Granular-Password-Settings-Windows-Server-2008-Part-1.html
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mchieffCommented:
It will be set by your domain group policy not the local group policy.
Use the Group Policy Management tool and check which policies apply on the OU your machine resides in in AD.
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BeghemotCommented:
Sorry if this seems obvious but you are trying to control the policy for local accounts that you set up on the server?

As far as domain accounts go, those can only be set at the Default Domain policy I think.
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cshepfamCommented:
First, make sure you add yourself into the Enterprise Admins group on the primary domain controller (PDC)

Second, don't use gpedit.msc.

Go to Administrative Tools and use the Group Policy Management.  You can then edit the default domain policy and in there go to Password Policy and change it.  Afterwards do a gpupdate /force for it to start working immediately and test it out.

Also instead of editing the Default Domain policy, you can create another seperate password policy and link enable it to the domain.  You can even link it to the Users OU instead, however works for you.
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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Followed directions in Page 1 rebooted server and it works like a champ.
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