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General Security Policy Administration

Important noteImportant

In the .NET Framework version 4, the common language runtime (CLR) is moving away from providing security policy for computers. Microsoft is recommending the use of Windows Software Restriction Policies as a replacement for CLR security policy. The information in this topic applies to the .NET Framework version 3.5 and earlier; it does not apply to version 4.0 and later. For more information about this and other changes, see Security Changes in the .NET Framework 4.

This section provides a set of guidelines that you can use to help administrate policy for your machine or enterprise. This information is meant to help you decide when to perform administrative tasks and what consequences these decisions have. For information on using tools to perform specific tasks see Security Policy Configuration.

Determining When to Modify Security Policy

Describes the factors that would influence your decision to modify the default security policy.

Administration Tools

Describes the tools you can use to customize security policy.

Administration with Code Group Attributes

Describes how to limit the policy grants to specific policy levels or code groups by using code group attributes.

Custom Permissions

Describes the basic steps you must perform in order to incorporate custom permissions into your security policy.

Administration Tips

Describes some basic guidelines to use when administering security policy.

Deploying Security Policy

Describes the techniques that you can use to deploy security policy changes to multiple machines in an enterprise setting.

Security Policy Administration Overview

Provides an overview of basic administration concepts related to code access security.

Enterprise Policy Administration

Describes security practices that apply to the enterprise policy level.

Machine Policy Administration

Describes security practices that apply to the machine policy level.

User Policy Administration

Describes security practices that apply to the user policy level.

Code Access Security

Describes the code access security system and how to programmatically interact with it.

Security Policy Management

Describes how security policy grants permissions to code.

Security Policy Configuration

Describes tasks to configure security policy.