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:
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