troubleshooting Question

Windows 2008 R2 complex password requirements - changing

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Upper management at our company is not happy with the passwords that users are coming up with/using. It is not secure enough even with password complexity enabled.

The password complexity settings in MS, is a hit or miss when getting users to create a secure password

Contain characters from three of the following four categories:

    English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    English lowercase characters (a through z)
    Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
    Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

We have users doing enough to meet the first 3 requirement 90% of the time. We like to force the first 4 requirement but by default there is no way to do that. So we wondering if there Is any way to do this at all? Via Schema, via 3 party app, and etc?
Walter Padrón

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