Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Additional Resources

This topic is for IT professionals. It lists companion resources to the Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows® 7 Threats and Countermeasures Security Guide.

The Threats and Countermeasures Guide explains the most significant security countermeasures that are available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. You can use the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) to create security policies and import them into a Group Policy Object (GPO) that is linked to the parent organizational unit (OU) for the member server to manage most of the recommended settings. Because some hardening procedures cannot be applied through Group Policy, the guide also discusses some manual configuration settings.

The Threats and Countermeasures Guide is not intended to be a comprehensive reference to all of the features and considerations that you must take into account when securing the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems. When you construct your information and network security plans for your environment, you may also find useful information in the following locations: