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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using Security Configuration and Analysis

Security Configuration and Analysis is an MMC snap-in that allows an administrator to check the state of a system’s security against one or more security templates and make appropriate modifications. Useful as both a setup tool and a maintenance tool, the snap-in lets you import predefined or modified security templates, analyze every security area against those templates with a single command, and view concise results. You can then synchronize system security to the template at once or resolve discrepancies on an attribute-by-attribute basis.

This tool, along with an appropriate security template, is invaluable for setting up the initial security configuration of a machine on which many security attributes, ...

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