Do not attempt
to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing
them in a non-operational environment. These recommendations and
security template should be applied only to the Windows 2000 Professional
workstation and will not work on Windows 2000 server or Windows
is only a guide containing recommended security settings. It is
not meant to replace well-structured policy or sound judgment. Furthermore
this guide does not address site-specific configuration issues.
Care must be taken when implementing this guide to address local
operational and policy concerns.
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