Security Settings (Computer Configuration)
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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:
- 1 Account Policies
- 2 Local Policies
- 3 Event Log
- 4 Restricted Groups
- 5 System Services
- 6 Registry
- 7 File System
- 8 Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies
- 9 Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
- 10 Network List Manager Policies
- 11 Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies
- 12 Public Key Policies
- 13 Software Restriction Policies
- 14 Network Access Protection
- 15 IP Security Policies on Active Directory
- 16 Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
The Account Policies defines password and account lockout policies.
The Local Policies defines auditing, user rights and security options policies.
The Event Log defines setting for the Windows Event Log.
The Restricted Groups allow changes to local groups or to add domain groups to local groups.
The System Services defines the startup mode of system service and changes security settings (Write, Start, Stop) of the services.
The Registry sets permissions (Read, Full control, etc) for registry keys.
The File System sets permissions (Read, Full control, etc) for files and folders.
Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies
The Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies sets authentication and security settings for wired networks.
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.
Network List Manager Policies
The Network List Manager Policies sets settings for identified, unidentified and identifying networks in the network list of Windows.
Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies
The Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies sets authentication and security settings for wireless networks.
Public Key Policies
The Public Key Policies sets settings for certificates (Trusted publishers, enterprise trust, etc), BitLocker and Encrypting File System.
Software Restriction Policies
The Software Restriction Policies allows administrators to prevent applications from running or to set restriction for these applications.
Network Access Protection
The Network Access Protection configures the local network access protection client.
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.
Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
The Advanced Audit Policy Configuration configures events which the client should log.