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Security and Control

Learn how to better secure and control Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 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 (SP1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), 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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Protect Data


Manage and Control Computer Configurations

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Watch Demonstrations and Tutorials

Video screenshot Configure and Utilize AppLocker
Learn how to specificy exactly what is allowed to run on PCs using AppLocker.
  Video screenshot BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
Find out how to control and protect how removable storage devices can be used.
Video screenshot User Account Control
Explore the improvements to UAC in Windows 7.
  Video screenshot DirectAccess
Find out how to use DirectAccess to provide a more secure and flexible corporate network infrastructure.

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