Security Settings (Computer Configuration)

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Security Settings
Section: Computer Configuration
Path: Policies \ Windows Settings

The Security Settings section allows administrators to set security related settings like account policies and change security permission for objects like registry keys or files.

The settings are placed under these subsections:

Account Policies

The Account Policies defines password and account lockout policies.

Learn more about account policies.

Local Policies

The Local Policies defines auditing, user rights and security options policies.

Learn more about local policies.

Event Log

The Event Log defines setting for the Windows Event Log.

Learn more about Event Log.

Restricted Groups

The Restricted Groups allow changes to local groups or to add domain groups to local groups.

Learn more about Restricted Groups.

System Services

The System Services defines the startup mode of system service and changes security settings (Write, Start, Stop) of the services.

Learn more about System Services.


The Registry sets permissions (Read, Full control, etc) for registry keys.

Learn more about Registry.

File System

The File System sets permissions (Read, Full control, etc) for files and folders.

Learn more about File System.

Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies

The Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies sets authentication and security settings for wired networks.

Learn more about Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies.

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security sets general firewall settings, inbound and outbound rules and connection security rules for the Windows Firewall.

Learn more about Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Network List Manager Policies

The Network List Manager Policies sets settings for identified, unidentified and identifying networks in the network list of Windows.

Network List Manager Policies.

Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies

The Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies sets authentication and security settings for wireless networks.

Learn more about Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies.

Public Key Policies

The Public Key Policies sets settings for certificates (Trusted publishers, enterprise trust, etc), BitLocker and Encrypting File System.

Learn more about Public Key Policies.

Software Restriction Policies

The Software Restriction Policies allows administrators to prevent applications from running or to set restriction for these applications.

Learn more about Software Restriction Policies.

Network Access Protection

The Network Access Protection configures the local network access protection client.

Learn more about Network Access Protection.

IP Security Policies on Active Directory

The IP Security Policies on Active Directory configures security and authentication methods for clients connecting to the Active Directory.

Learn more about IP Security Policies on Active Directory.

Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

The Advanced Audit Policy Configuration configures events which the client should log.

Learn more about Advanced Audit Policy Configuration.