What’s New in Security for Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Microsoft has made available a 480K Word document laying out What’s New in Security for Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition.

In brief for XP Home:

  • Fast User Switching for Multiple Users of a Computer
  • Personal Privacy IE6 Feature
  • Cookie Management
  • Internet Connection Sharing
  • Internet Connection Firewall
  • Shared Documents Folder

For XP Professional:

  • Corporate Security via GPOs
  • Controlled Network Access : Managing Network Authentication
  • Guest–only security model or the Classic security model
  • Blank Password Restriction
  • Enhanced Encrypting File System
  • Certificate Services
  • Credential Management
  • Fast User Switching
  • Internet Connection Sharing
  • Internet Connection Firewall
  • Software Restriction Policies
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • Smart Card Support

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