troubleshooting Question

Server 2008 R2 Password Policies

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Windows Server 2008Active Directory
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      We currently have a very lax password policy on our network. Our network consists of one AD domain. We would like to force a more stringent password policy. I looked on the domain controller and in the Group Policy Management Console, Domain, Default Domain Policy, (right-click and Edit). Under the Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Account Policies, Password Policy, all policy settings are Not Defined.
      I then look in the Local Security Policy, Security Settings, Account Policies, Password Policy and it shows what we current seem to be using, (Max password age - 365 days, Min password length – 5 characters). I would like to enforce a 90 day max age, 7 characters which must include at least one upper case and one number and perhaps a symbol. Where do I do this? I thought it was in the Group Policy Management Console but the Local Security Policy has me confused.

Note: This was set up before me starting here.

Thank you
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