O'Reilly logo

Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Client Hardening

Not only should servers be hardened to protect against outside intruders, but clients need the same attention. Clients also need to have services, ports, applications, groups, and so on locked down to reduce security risks as much as possible. This reduction in security risk should not compromise functionality in most cases. If the security on a client is too tight, users might not be able to use applications and network communications as needed.

To show a wide range of client configuration best practices, we will look at four common environments. The best practices focus on creating and maintaining a secure environment for desktops and laptops running Windows XP Professional. We will break down clients into two more categories: ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required