Creating a Custom Security Template Using the MMC Snap-in (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


You can use a Windows XP Professional development system to create a custom security template.

  1. To open MMC, choose Start, and then choose Run.

  2. Type mmc in the Open box, and then choose OK.

  3. From the File menu, choose Add/Remove Snap-in.

  4. In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, choose Add.

  5. In the list of available snap-ins, select Security Templates, choose Add, choose Close, and then choose OK.

  6. In the MMC main window, under the Console Root node, expand the Security Templates node, right-click the root templates folder, and then choose New Template.

  7. Type a name and description for the template, and then choose OK.

    This saves your template as an .inf file in the Windows\Security\Templates folder.

  8. In the console tree, expand the node for your new template, browse to Local Policies, and then double-click Security Options.

    The MMC snap-in provides several settings that you can customize. For information about each setting, see the Security Options section of the Windows XP Professional product Help.

    After customizing the desired security settings, right-click the root node for your new template, and then choose Save.

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