Set_FDCC_LGPO – Source code

The source code and Visual Studio project files for the Set_FDCC_LGPO utility are included at an attachment to this post. To build the project, you need Visual Studio 2005 and the Windows SDK.  The current NIST FDCC policy files are included in the attachment; to build with updated policy files, the attachment includes a PowerShell…

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Set_FDCC_LGPO: Utility to apply FDCC settings to local group policy

[2009-04-15:  Attachment removed.  Bookmark this page for the latest versions of these utilities.]  As promised in our webcast last week, we are publishing a utility that applies NIST’s current set of GPOs to the Local Group Policy of the computer on which you run it.  It — and the accompanying ReadMe.htm — are included as an attachment to…

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FAQs on NIST FDCC Site Updated…

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated their FDCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The update includes but is not limited to some clarifications on: Account policy (local vs. domain) Wireless networking settings Guidance on OMB reporting requirements Various SCAP-related issues You can find the latest updates to the NIST FDCC FAQ here:…

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Impact of FDCC Settings on Mobile Use Scenarios

This post authored by Barry Hartmann, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Federal…    With the adoption of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) settings for Windows XP there needs to be given consideration for mobile use scenarios and how they are impacted by the settings.  There are several key settings that have a pronounced effect on…

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Importing FDCC Group Policy Objects

This post authored by Joel Yoker, a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Federal…   As the February deadline approaches for the implementation of FDCC settings approaches, management of the FDCC Group Policy Objects (GPOs) is a common question Federal IT professionals (IT Pros) have today.  FDCC GPO management spans a few areas, including settings review, initial import…

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