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Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist

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Author(s)

Karen A. Scarfone, Murugiah P. Souppaya, Paul M. Johnson

Abstract

This publication assists IT professionals in securing Windows XP workstations, mobile computers, and computers used by telecommuters within various environments. The recommendations are specifically intended for Windows XP Professional systems running Service Pack 2 or 3. SP 800-68 Revision 1 provides detailed information about the security features of Windows XP and security configuration guidelines. The publication recommends and explains tested, secure settings with the objective of simplifying the administrative burden of improving the security of Windows XP systems in five types of environments: small office/home office, enterprise, specialized security-limited functionality, legacy, and Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). [Supersedes SP 800-68 (October 2005): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=150394]
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-68 Rev 1
Report Number
800-68 Rev 1

Keywords

Federal Desktop Core Configuration, host security, Windows security, Windows XP security

Citation

Scarfone, K. , Souppaya, M. and Johnson, P. (2008), Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=890077 (Accessed December 3, 2021)
Created October 24, 2008, Updated May 4, 2021