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Local Policies

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Local policies

These policies apply to computers, and they contain these subsets:

  • Auditing Policy. Determines whether security events are logged into the Security log on the computer. Also determines whether to log successful attempts, failed attempts or both. (The Security log is part of Event Viewer.)

  • User Rights Assignment. Determines which users or groups have logon rights or privileges on the computer.

  • Security Options. Enables or disables security settings for the computer, such as digital signing of data, Administrator and Guest account names, floppy drive and CD-ROM access, driver installation, and logon prompts.

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