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How to approach securing an Operating System with GPOs

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  • Greetings,

        I have arrived at a place that has a project to "harden" their Windows 7 workstations with all the "best practice" security settings. Six months ago they brought on contractors who have to date defined 900 security settings they want to test. All the first tests have been disastrous, IE doesnt work at all, no network access to servers etc.

       This kind of approach seems destined for disaster.

       The only way I see to be able to successfully implement a project like this that does not have a detrimental impact to the end user seems to be by testing and applying small amounts of settings at a time.

       Has anyone been through a project like this and how did you approach it?

    Thanks

    David Z

    Friday, May 01, 2015 6:55 AM

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