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Secedit

Configures and analyzes system security by comparing your current configuration to at least one template.

To view the command syntax, click a command:

secedit /analyze

Syntax

secedit /analyze /db FileName [/cfg FileName] [/log FileName] [/quiet]

Parameters

/db   FileName   : Required. Specifies the path and file name of a database that contains the stored configuration against which the analysis will be performed. If FileName specifies a new database, the /cfg FileName command-line option must also be specified.

/cfg   FileName   : Specifies the path and file name for the security template that will be imported into the database for analysis. This command-line option is only valid when used with the /db parameter. If this is not specified, the analysis is performed against any configuration already stored in the database.

/log   FileName   : Specifies the path and file name of the log file for the process. If this is not provided, the default log file is used.

/quiet   : Suppresses screen and log output. You can still view analysis results by using Security Configuration and Analysis.

secedit /configure

Configures system security by applying a stored template.

Syntax

secedit /configure /db FileName [/cfg FileName ] [/overwrite][/areas area1 area2...] [/log FileName] [/quiet]

Parameters

/db   FileName   : Required. Provides the file name of a database that contains the security template that should be applied.

/cfg   FileName   : Specifies the file name of the security template that will be imported into the database and applied to the system. This command-line option is only valid when used with the /db parameter. If this is not specified, the template that is already stored in the database is applied.

/overwrite   : Specifies whether the security template in the /cfg parameter should overwrite any template or composite template that is stored in the database instead of appending the results to the stored template. This command-line option is only valid when the /cfg parameter is also used. If this is not specified, the template in the /cfg parameter is appended to the stored template.

/areas   area1 area2...   : Specifies the security areas to be applied to the system. If an area is not specified, all areas are applied to the system. Each area should be separated by a space.

Area name

Description

SECURITYPOLICY

Local policy and domain policy for the system, including account policies, audit policies, and so on.

GROUP_MGMT

Restricted group settings for any groups specified in the security template

USER_RIGHTS

User logon rights and granting of privileges

REGKEYS

Security on local registry keys

FILESTORE

Security on local file storage

SERVICES

Security for all defined services

/log   FileName   : Specifies the file name of the log file for the process. If it is not specified, the default path is used.

/quiet   : Suppresses screen and log output.

secedit /export

Exports a stored template from a security database to a security template file.

Syntax

secedit /export [/mergedpolicy] [/DB FileName] [/CFG FileName] [/areas area1 area2...] [/log FileName] [/quiet]

Parameters

/mergedpolicy   : Merges and exports domain and local policy security settings.

/db   FileName   : Specifies the database file that contains the template that will be exported. If the name of a database file is not provided, the system policy database is used.

/db   FileName   : Specifies the file name where the template should be saved.

/areas   area1 area2...   : Specifies the security areas to be exported to a template. If an area is not specified, all areas are exported. Each area should be separated by a space.

Area name

Description

SECURITYPOLICY

Specifies local policy and domain policy for the system, including account policies, audit policies, and so on.

GROUP_MGMT

Specifies restricted group settings for any groups specified in the security template.

USER_RIGHTS

Specifies user logon rights and granting of privileges

REGKEYS

Specifies the security on local registry keys

FILESTORE

Specifies the security on local file storage

SERVICES

Specifies security for all defined services

/log   FileName   : Specifies the file name of the log file for the process. If not specified, the default path is used.

/quiet   : Suppresses screen and log output.

secedit /validate

Validates the syntax of a security template to be imported into a database for analysis or application to a system.

Syntax

secedit /validate FileName

Parameter

FileName   : Specifies the file name of the security template you have created with Security Templates.

Remarks

  • secedit /refreshpolicy has been replaced with gpupdate. For information on how to refresh security settings, see gpupdate 

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