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Security on XP pc's

By jamesbrown030477 ·
How do/whats the best way to configure Windows XP Pc's to increase security?

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Are you serious?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Security on XP pc's

The Penguinistas would demand you remove it and install Linux instead.

I'm not recommending that, but you haven't given us enough information. Are these stand-alone units, networked in a work group, or networked in a domain? Desktops or mobile devices? Assigned to individual users or shared between multiple people? Internet access?

Excuse me, but this question smells like homework. How long have you been consulting that you don't know how to lock down a six-year-old OS? Have you Googled the terms 'XP' and 'security'? Do you have a TechNet subscription?

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The best way is

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Security on XP pc's

turn them off.

Given that's not an acceptable solution, then it's security basics a lot of 3rd party software, educated users and then siting them inside a much more secure environment

Start googling young fellow, you could write two books on the whys and wherefores without even breaking into a sweat.

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Ummm....

by cfrond In reply to Security on XP pc's

Your are probably going to get some flaming replies to this question amigo. I'm not going to try and tell you the best way to secure anything with the MS name on it as Microsoft themselves wouldn't be able to tell you with a straight face. I say this as a person supporting MS technologies since 1993 as well.

There is no one answer to this question however it contains a lot a variables in order to define a proper security strategy for any given situation. You will need to define these variables in order to devise a plan for yourself.

Here are a couple of links that can get you started however:

Windows XP Security and Privacy
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/features.mspx

Windows XP Security Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2D3E25BC-F434-4CC6-A5A7-09A8A229F118&displaylang=en

Good Luck,

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