8.7. Securing Workstations with Templates

In many environments, it's important to ensure that collections of workstations have the same level of security. What good is it if one machine is locked down tight when the bad guys can simply move along to another machine to get on to your network? The "out of the box" security on Windows machines may or may not be adequate for your environment.

You'll need tools to ensure environment-wide security. The Security Templates MMC snap-in and the Security Configuration and Analysis tool are your partners for generating a baseline of security. You can use these tools to "tattoo" the Registry of the computer to make it more difficult to attack—both on and off your network. After you define your security goals ...

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