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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 12. Securing Your Computer with Templates

Setting User Rights 370

Using Security Templates 374

Analyzing System Security 382

Microsoft Windows XP is rife with security options—various settings you can implement to ensure that the bad guys are locked out of your computer and that people to whom you want to grant access can use your computer and its resources. You can specify user rights, which determine the accounts that are permitted to perform certain tasks. You can configure numerous settings that determine how your computer operates. You can apply permissions to every file, printer, and other resource, specifying exactly what type of access is granted to each user. And on and on. We describe in detail these security options—and many others—in ...

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