Understanding Security Templates

Security templates are text files that are used to organize, configure, and manage security on computers throughout a Windows–based enterprise. These templates are organized into logical sections based on the various categories of security policies on all Windows–based computers. Once a security template is configured, you can use it to configure a single computer or multiple computers on the network. Security templates offer a method for centralizing the configuration and deployment of security configurations to computers.

Security templates are basic text files that are accessed through the Security Templates snap-in using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), as shown in Figure 5-1.

Figure 5-1. Security Templates ...

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