Hardening Windows 2000 in the Enterprise Part Three: Seeing the Forest in Spite of the Trees

by Timothy M. Mullen
Sept. 17, 2017 0 comments Symantec Management

Well, we are finally here. Over the first two installments of this series, we've been building up to this part, and I must say, I'm excited. Though we've covered quite a bit in the way of security settings on Win2k, we have really only scratched the surface of a deeply powerful policy management system. The Local Security Policy can take us part of the way, but it can't deliver us safely to where we really want to go: a place called "security". Of course, security is a relative term: it doesn't really mean anything by itself - we have to compare it to something. For these discussions, it will be a "before and after" comparison of our systems of when they come out of the box and how they are after an effective Group Policy is applied.