Security Templates

A security template is a file which represents a security configuration. Security templates are representations of may be applied to a local computer, imported to a Group Policy object or used to analyze security.

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 

For problem-solving instructions, see Troubleshooting 

Other security policy tools:

Security Configuration Manager ToolDescription

Security Configuration and Analysis

You can use this tool to analyze or configure computer security using a security template.

Security Settings extension to Group Policy

You can use this tool to edit individual security settings on a domain, site, or organizational unit in Active Directory.

Local Security Policy

You can use this tool to edit individual security settings for your local computer.

Secedit.exe Command-line tool

You can use this tool for automating security configuration tasks.

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



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