Windows Enterprise Desktop

Nov 13 2009   6:32PM GMT

MS Unleashes Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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Microsoft Download Center
Windows desktop security compliance management
Windows enterprise desktop
Windows security management tools
Windows Server security compliance management

On November 11, 2009, MS released version 2.51 of its Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series through the Microsoft Download Center. Though not all organizations or users will need all of the elements in this offering (a single ZIP file is available with all of the documentation and components; it’s named all.zip) individual elements are also available on a one-off basis.

Here’s a screenshot of what WinZIP finds inside all.zip:

All of the Security Compliance Management Toolkits are available in a single download

All of the Security Compliance Management Toolkits are available in a single download

As a quick perusal of the contents illustrates, you’ll find components that target Microsoft operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on the desktop side, as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (including R2) on the server side. You’ll also find elements for Group Policy Objects, Office 2007, and Internet Explorer 8, as well as a general introduction and overview that explains these various items and describes their contents and capabilities.

Suffice it to say that anybody whose responsibilities touch on information security for Windows desktops, servers, or networks will probably benefit from some exposure to this collection of tools and documents — if not rolling up their sleeves and digging into one or more components on a more serious footing.

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