Steps Toward a Secure Windows XP Stand Alone Workstation Abstract

by Patrick Grace
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute system administration

These pages constitute a “how to” guide for configuring public access computers to protect them from user alterations. Past and present schemes to accomplish this goal are mentioned and expanded upon. Specific steps and recommendations are laid out toward creating a Secure Windows XP Stand Alone Workstation. All tools used are of no cost beyond the effort to implement them. An introduction is given to the use of the Microsoft Management Console as it relates to policies and profiles. Basic security concepts are subtly intermixed with the procedures. In the end a shortcut to replicating the configuration to other computers is explained.