Windows 7 Reduce Attack Surface with Group Policy


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Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration
Security Settings
Security Options:

  • Accounts: Rename administrator account = Enter a name other than "Administrator"
  • Accounts: Guest Account status: Disabled
  • Accounts: Rename guest account = Enter a name other than "Guest"
  • Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name = Enabled
  • Interactive Logon: Number of previous logons to cache = 0
  • Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL-ALT-DEL: Disabled
  • Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on = Disabled
Just some basic options you may want to look at if concerned about security.

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