Security Configuration Recommendations

Published: April 13, 2011


The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool provides security configuration recommendations from Microsoft. The Security Compliance Manager is the next evolution of the Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series. The previously released Microsoft product-specific security guides are now included in the Documents tab for each product’s security baseline. We’ve taken our extensive threats and countermeasures guidance and incorporated it into the tool, enabling you to access, configure, and manage all of your organization’s security baselines in one centralized location.

Learn more about the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager and Microsoft security configuration recommendations.

To access the tool, as well as security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems and Microsoft applications, launch the download of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager.

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The following resources provide additional information about security topics and in-depth discussion of the concepts and security prescriptions related to the Security Compliance Manager:

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