To apply a security template to local policy


Open Security Configuration and Analysis.


In the console tree, right-click Security Configuration and Analysis, and then click Open Database.


ConsoleRoot  > Security Configuration and Analysis 


In Open database, in File name, type a file name and then click Open.


In Import Template, click a template, and then click Open.


In the console tree, right-click Security Configuration and Analysis, and then click Configure Computer Now.


Do one of the following:

To use the default log, in Error log file path, click OK.

To specify a different log, in Error log file path, type a valid path and file name.


Related Topics

Import a security template to a Group Policy object

Add Security Configuration and Analysis to an MMC console

To open Security Configuration and Analysis, click Start, and click Run, then type mmc and click OK. On the File menu, click Open, click the console that you want to open, then click Open. Then, in the console tree, click Security Configuration and Analysis.

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. 

To check the log file, right click Security Configuration and Analysis and then click View Log File.

The default path for the log file is:

systemroot\Documents and Settings\UserAccount\My Documents\Security\Logs\

The security settings on the local computer take effect immediately.

To import more than one template to your computer policy, see To import a security template 

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