Security Configuration and Analysis

You can use Security Configuration and Analysis to analyze and configure local computer 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 Templates

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

Security Settings extension to Group Policy

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

Local Security Policy

Edits individual security settings on your local computer.


Automates security configuration tasks at a command prompt.

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

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