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Windows 7 security and control

Learn how to better secure and control Windows 7 PCs using Group Policy, AppLocker, BitLocker, User Account Control (UAC), Windows Firewall, and other technologies.

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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)

Now featuring updated security baselines for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, SCM enables you to quickly configure and manage desktops and your private cloud using Group Policy and System Center Configuration Manager.

Secure the client infrastructure

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Secure access to corporate resources

Protect data

Manage and control computer configurations


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Demonstrations and tutorials

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BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
Find out how to control and protect how removable storage devices can be used.



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Find out how to use DirectAccess to provide a more secure and flexible corporate network infrastructure.



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User Account Control
Explore the improvements to UAC in Windows 7.








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