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Windows Server 2003 Security: A Technical Reference by Roberta Bragg

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Apply Security Templates

Security templates have no effect upon the operating system unless they are applied. This can be done by using Group Policy, by using Security Configuration and Analysis, or by using the secedit command.

WARNING: On the Other Hand…

If a security template is incorrectly configured and then applied, it can make a computer inoperable. If it is imported into a Group Policy Object, it can make many machines inoperable.

Use an Active Directory Design to Secure Computer Roles

An appropriate Active Directory design to fulfill your needs is beyond the scope of this book. However, the following Active Directory design supports the security architecture defined by server roles. It allows the majority of security settings appropriate ...

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