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Security settings overview for GPMC

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Security settings

The Group Policy object editor allows you to edit security settings for users or computers.

Where?

  • Group Policy object name/Computer (or User) Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings

With Security Settings, you can require minimum password complexity, control the ability to log on to computers remotely, enable software restriction policies, set IP security, and much more.

Note

  • Security settings under Account Policies for domain user accounts work when the Group Policy object is linked to a domain but are ignored when the Group Policy object is linked to an organizational unit. However, local accounts created on computers affected by the policy will have to follow restrictions defined in the GPO, even when the GPO is linked to an organizational unit.

Where?

  • Group Policy object name/Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Account Policies

For information about security settings, see Security Settings extension to Group Policy and Security Setting Descriptions.

For information about specific extensions of Security Settings, see these topics:

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