Do not attempt
to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing.
These recommendations should be applied only to the Windows XP Home
Edition Systems and will not work Windows 9X/ME, Windows NT, Windows
2000 or Windows Server 2003. Portions of the guidance in this publication
might be applicable to other versions of Windows XP, but the guidance
has not been tested on any versions of Windows XP other than Windows
XP Home Edition.
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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