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Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications by Michael G. Solomon

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Chapter 6. Group Policy Control in Microsoft Windows

MICROSOFT PROVIDES MORE EFFECTIVE security controls and counter-measures with each new Windows release. This protects computers from new and improved methods of attacks. It can be difficult and confusing to keep track of all the individual security rules as the number of new features continues to grow. Windows provides administrators with the ability to configure many security rules in a central location. The Group Policy feature of Windows organizes collections of security rules that control different aspects of how Windows operates. To make administration easier, collections of Group Policy settings can be stored in named objects called Group Policy Objects (GPO). GPOs can be associated with ...

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