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Group Policy by Jeremy Moskowitz

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Appendix D Security Compliance Manager

Microsoft has a free tool called Security Compliance Manager (SCM) to help you get your desktops and servers more secure.

Its job is to give you prescriptive guidance from Microsoft, and that advice is automatically download it into the SCM tool. Once it’s there, you can look up Microsoft’s suggestions for how to secure, say, Exchange, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Windows client and server, or anything else for which Microsoft produces a baseline.

A baseline is a collection of suggestions complete with documentation to help you make a system more secure.

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