Enable Security Center in Group Policy

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to install Group Policy Management and enable Security Center on NAP-capable clients using Group Policy. Security Center is required for some Network Access Protection (NAP) deployments that use Windows Security Health Validator (WSHV).

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Install Group Policy Management

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Manager. Server Manager opens.

  2. In the left pane, click Features, and in the details pane, in Features Summary, click Add Features. The Add Features Wizard opens.

  3. In Select Features, in Features, select Group Policy Management, and then click Next.

  4. In Confirm Installation Selections, click Install.

  5. In Installation Results, review the information, and then click Close.

To enable Security Center in Group Policy

  1. Click Start, and in Start Search, type gpmc.msc, and then press ENTER. The Group Policy Management console opens.

  2. In the left pane, double-click your forest.

  3. Double-click, Domains, and then double-click the domain that contains the Group Policy that you want to manage.

  4. Right-click Default Domain Policy, and then click Edit.

  5. In the console tree, double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Administrative Templates, double-click Windows Components, and then double-click Security Center.

  6. Double-click Turn on Security Center (Domain PCs only), click Enabled, and then click OK.