Local Security Policy

Local Security Policy can be used to directly modify account and local policies, public key policies and IP security policies for your local computer

Before proceeding, see Checklist: Securing your computers using Security Configuration Manager

For help with specific tasks, see How to 

For general background information, see Concepts 

Other security policy tools include:

Security Configuration Manager ToolDescription

Security Templates

For defining a security policy in a template. These templates can be applied to Group Policy or to your local computer.

Security Configuration and Analysis

For configuring your computer with a security template or comparing your current computer settings to the settings defined in a security template.

Security Settings extension to Group Policy

For editing individual security settings on a domain, site, or organizational unit.

Secedit.exe: Command-line tool

For automating security configuration tasks.

For more information on the individual security settings, see Security settings descriptions 

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