Additional References for Server Security Policy Management

Updated: May 8, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The server security policy management tools discussed in this technical reference are primarily for use in small-sized and medium-sized organizations. You can use the following tools and references for securing servers in an enterprise Active Directory environment.

Group Policy

You can use Group Policy to efficiently implement security policies across a given site, domain, or range of organizational units. For more information, see Windows Server Group Policy (

Group Policy Management Console

The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a scriptable Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single administrative tool for managing Group Policy across the enterprise. For more information, see Group Policy Management Console (


The GPOAccelerator is a script that creates Group Policy objects (GPOs) that you can use to deploy recommended security settings for Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista, and Windows XP in Active Directory environments. For more information, see the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide (

Security guides

Security guides provide prescriptive guidance for securing computers in an enterprise organization with an Active Directory environment.

  • Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

    The Windows Server 2008 Security Guide provides guidance, recommendations, and automation tools to help IT professionals create and maintain a secure environment for servers running Windows Server 2008. For more information, see the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide (

  • Windows Vista Security Guide

    The Windows Vista Security Guide contains templates and guidance to help secure computers that are running Windows Vista. For more information, see the Windows Vista Security Guide (