2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide provides prescriptive Group Policy setting and security configuration recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Microsoft Office release on computers that run Windows Vista or Windows XP in domain–based environments.
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    Release Notes.rtf


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    4.1 MB

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      The 2007_Microsoft_Office_Security_Guide.zip file includes the following elements:
      • 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide: This document describes the security features in the 2007 Office release and how they can help mitigate issues of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The guide also contains prescriptive guidance for configuring your environment through Group Policy.
      • 2007 Microsoft Office Threats and Countermeasures: This reference describes Group Policy settings that relate to security and privacy for the following programs in the 2007 Office release:
        • Microsoft Office Access 2007
        • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
        • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
        • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
        • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
        • Microsoft Office Word 2007
        The Threats and Countermeasures referenced Microsoft Office programs and also provides security analysis and mitigation strategy information.
      • Security Settings for 2007 Office Applications: This Office Excel workbook lists Group Policy settings that relate to security and privacy for the referenced programs. It provides default configuration information as well as recommendations for two different types of environments. The Enterprise Client recommendations are appropriate for most organizations that wish to balance security and functionality, and the Specialized Security – Limited Functionality recommendations are only appropriate for organizations that have very stringent security requirements and for which security is more important than functionality.

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      Note: On February 18, 2009, an updated version of the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide was released as part of the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series. Please go to the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series location on the Microsoft Download Center to get the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Compliance Management Toolkit.

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  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Vista, Windows XP

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