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Windows security policy violation

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) November 01, 2004 November 01, 2004 July 18, 2012

Description

This system does not conform to the defined Windows security policy.

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Solution

Apply the security policy to the system

If you are configuring a standalone computer or domain member, apply the security policy to the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis MMC add-in.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type mmc, and then click OK.
  3. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
  4. In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, click the Standalone tab, and then click Add.
  5. In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, click Security Configuration and Analysis, click Add, click Close, and then click OK.
  6. In the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in, right click on Security Configuration and Analysis. Click Open Database and type a new database name.
  7. After typing the new database name, you will be prompted to choose the security template to import into this database. Browse to the security policy template (INF) file and click Open.
  8. In the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in, right click on Security Configuration and Analysis. Click Configure Computer Now.

If you are configuring security for an entire domain, use the Domain Security Policy tool.

  1. Log on to the Domain Controller with an account that has administrative rights.
  2. Copy the desired template into the \%Systemroot%\Security\Templates (or C:\WINNT\Security\Templates) folder of the system partition.
  3. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Domain Security Policy. This opens the Domain Security Policy console.
  4. In the console tree, right-click Security Settings.
  5. Click Import Policy.
  6. Find and select the security configuration template so that it appears in the File name: text box. Check the Clear this database check box and click the Open button.
  7. Close the Domain Security Policy.

If you are configuring security for a domain controller, use the Domain Controller Security Policy tool.

  1. Log on to the Domain Controller with domain account that has domain administrative rights.
  2. Copy the desired template into the \%Systemroot%\Security\Templates (or C:\WINNT\Security\Templates) folder of the system partition.
  3. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Domain Controller Security Policy. This opens the Domain Controller Security Policy console.
  4. In the console tree, right-click Security Settings.
  5. Click Import Policy.
  6. Find and select the security configuration template so that it appears in the File name: text box. Check the Clear this database check box and click the Open button.
  7. Reboot the Domain Controller.