Windows XP Professional Local Security Policies
Windows XP Professional Edition
allows full User
Management and Security.
The permissions assigned to the Usergroups (assigned in User
Management to users)
are defined in the Local Security Policies: select in the
"Administrative Tools" :
Local Security Policy
Select in the tree-view on the left : Security Settings / Local
Policies / User Rights Assignment :
The "policies" are the permissions, which are/can be
assigned to Usergroups
(and also to single usernames, although it is a kind of tradition
to assign permissions to a usergroup
and then make the user a member of the usergroup to get the
||Double click on a policy/permission to
the list of usergroups, which have already this
Note : all users created in User Management
are automatically member of the Usergroup
To add a usergroup, use the button
"Add User or Group..."
||To get a lookup of the
usergroups and users, select
||Use the button "Find Now"
to display the list of Users
and UserGroups, then
select to assign the permission.
Security Policies also define some rules for the use of
By default, users will be requested to change their passwords
every 42 days
(unless you have declared a password to "never expire" in
User management ).
||Double-click the entries to change the
You can change the password to expire
already in less days or in more days (max. 999).
||If you like to avoid password changes,
change the value to 0.
policies also allow to define the behavior of the system, if
somebody is entering
a bad/wrong password several times : it could be an intruder,
making some guesses of passwords
and trying them: