What is the local security policy?

What is the local security policy?
What is the local security policy?

Let's talk about what a local security policy is. It has nothing to do with political activity. A policy is a set of configuration parameters that are used for one or more objects of a particular class. If you still do not understand what is at stake, now I will tell you more about it.

local security policy
local security policy

So, imagine that you and I have some kind of object. For example, let's take the desktop of the Windows operating system. It has certain properties. These include a background image, a screen saver, and the like. You have the ability to change any of these listed properties. Do you periodically change the background for your desktop or screensaver? That's what we're talking about.

Now back to the topic of the article. Politics are exactly the same properties of some object. Only the priority is much higher, it is set by the administrator of a particular system. If it is defined, then you will no longer be able to change the properties yourselfthis object, because in this case the value of the policy will be constantly used. So that you fully understand this, I will give an example on the same desktop. If an administrator has created a policy that sets a specific background for your desktop, and it is active, then you will no longer be able to change these properties. In other words, you can no longer change this background.

Windows 7 local security policy
Windows 7 local security policy

Windows 7 Local Security Policy allows you to change policies that are related to security. This function is launched via the start menu. Having entered it, you will need to go to administration, where the local security policy will be located. Windows XP allows you to modify security-related properties in the same way. It should be noted that ordinary users are not at all interested in such settings.

It is also possible to call (via the start menu and the "Run" function) a specific editor. To do this, enter the gpedit.msc command and press the enter key. The local security policy can be edited by this interface. The window that appears will give you this option.

Windows XP Local Security Policy
Windows XP Local Security Policy

Have you ever wanted to add a web search link to your start menu? Or do you have a need to periodically clear your journal of documents that you have recently opened? Or maybe you want to hide the notification area? All this can be done. This question is the responsibility of the local policy.security. To do this, go to the user configuration window, from there go to the administrative templates and select the setup of the start menu with the taskbar, and also define the necessary policy for yourself.

Now we double-click on the policy and in the window that appears we have the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the settings in detail. If they suit us, this local security policy is enabled, after which the Apply button is pressed. In order for this to take effect, you must log out of the system, and then log in again. Some cases require restarting the computer.

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