Windows Server 2008 delivered with Administrative template files (.admx/.adml) policy settings for computer and user configurations. The policy settings included in this spreadsheet cover Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000.
To configure these policy settings we need use Group Policy objects (GPOs). In addition, this spreadsheet includes the following categories of security policy settings:
- Account Policies (Password Policy, Account Lockout Policy, and Kerberos Policy)
- Local Policies (Audit Policy, User Rights Assignment, and Security Options)
- Event Log
- Restricted Groups
- System Services
- File System policy settings