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Windows System Policy Editor

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ISBN-10: 1565926498

ISBN-13: 9781565926493

Edition: 2000

Authors: Stacey Anderson-Redick, Robert Denn

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How can Windows administrators set up different security restrictions for different users? Or set one policy for a whole group? Configure desktops for roving users so that any computer they use will have the same look? Or protect a computer if it is unplugged from the network? These are just a few of the questions that "Windows System Policy Editor answers. The Windows system policy editor is a powerful tool for creating and editing local registry values to standardize desktop settings, prevent users from modifying hardware and environment settings, or control or restrict user actions. "Windows System Policy Editor enlightens readers on how to prevent security problems like file…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Stacey Anderson-Redick been a computer network administrator and technician for 12 years. Currently a network administrator/technician for a private school, Stacey previously held a network administrator/technician position for a medical genetics department, while also co-investigating birth defects research. http://www.elkantler.net/security/​security.htm . Her site has received over 50,000 hits since its inception in 1998. -->

Preface
The Hidden Cost of Computers
Communal Workstations System Policies
Summary
A System Policies
Primer User
Profiles System
Policies Registry and Policy File
Edit Modes
Poledit Versus
Regedit
Summary
Preparation and Planning System Requirements
Computer Policies Conflicts
Conflict Resolution
Lists
Case Studies
Worksheet for Your Own Organization Preparing Your Users
Acceptable-Use Policy
Summary
Building the Policy File Installing the System
Policy Editor
Remote Registry
Editing
Creating a Policy
File for a Windows 9x Workstation
Preparing a Workstation
Automating the Windows 9x Setup
Testing the Policy File
The Microsoft Family Logon
Miscellaneous Advice
Summary
It's Not Perfect
Lack of Security in Windows 9x
Passwords: Your First Line of Defense Hardware
Vulnerabilities System Policy
Editor Policies and Vulnerabilities Problems
Related to Microsoft Office
Other Vulnerabilities
Other Tips to Increase Workstation Security
Internet Security Sites
Summary
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Tables Locked Out Summary
Standalone Windows 9x Workstations
Windows NT4 Workstations
Standalone Versus Networked
User Conflicts
Planning the Policy
File Prepare the Workstation
Back Up the Registry
Create a Policy
File Edit the Local Computer Policy
Test the Policy File
Copying the Policy File to Other Workstations
Microsoft Family Logon
Using the System Policy
Editor Without User Profiles
Final Tips
Summary
Creating a Custom Template The Four Zones
Part Types Make a Template Summary
The Policy Templates How to Read This
Chapter Template
Name Policy Template
Downloads System Templates
Admin.adm
Appsini.adm
Common.adm
Shell.adm, Sp1shell.adm and Shellm.adm
Windows.adm
Winnt.adm
NetWare Templates
Client32.adm
Novell.adm
Nwnt.adm
Zero Administration
Kit Templates
Zak95.adm and Zak98.adm
ZakwinNT.adm
Internet Explorer
Templates Axaa.adm
Chat.adm
Conf.adm
Ieak.adm
Inetcorp.adm
Inetres.adm
Inetresm.adm
Inetset.adm
Inetsetm.adm
Oe.adm
Oem.adm
Subs.adm and Subsm.adm
Wmp.adm
Office 97 Templates
Access97.adm
Off97w95.adm
Off97nt4.adm and Off97w98.adm
Outlk97.adm
Query97.adm
Office 2000 Templates
Access9.adm
Clipgal5.adm
Excel9.adm
Frontpg4.adm
Instlr1.adm
Office9.adm
Outlk9.adm
PPoint9.adm
Pub9.adm
Word9.adm
Miscellaneous Templates
Cpanel.adm
Date.adm
Scrsave.adm
A. Sample Acceptable Use Policy
B. Third-Party Security Programs
Index