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Executive Summary

This chapter from the Windows Group Policy Guide discusses the philosophy behind protecting clients and servers in the Active Directory domain and the methods and tools for doing so.

Learn how to protect clients and servers in the Active Directory domain with the help of security templates and policies. You can also use the new Security Configuration Wizard to harden clients and servers.

This sample chapter from the Windows Group Policy Guide discusses how to harden computer security on a network, as well as how to analyze and track security configurations. The chapter covers several topics, including:

  • Understanding Security Templates
  • Deploying Security Templates
  • General Hardening Techniques
  • Server Hardening
  • Client Hardening
  • Troubleshooting


Title: Windows Group Policy Guide
ISBN: 0735622175
Published: May, 2005
Author: Darren Mar-Elia, Derek Melber, William Stanek, MS Group Policy Team
Chapter: Chapter 5: Hardening Clients and Servers
Published by Microsoft Press

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