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Microsoft has created the Security Compliance Management toolkit. The toolkit provides best practices from Microsoft about how to plan, deploy, and monitor a security baseline. In addition, the toolkit provides some information about how to remediate security baseline issues. The toolkit also offers a proven method that your organization can use to effectively monitor the compliance state of recommended security baselines for Windows Vista®, Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows Server® 2003 SP2.
Simplify monitoring security baselines in your environment for computers. Monitor the Security compliance state of your IT environment using the DCM feature of Configuration Manager 2007
The toolkit is packed with more than 300 security settings and knowledge needed to setup and monitor Microsoft operating systems.
The Configuration Packs provides the compliance information needed by IT Professionals to verify and validate configuration established after Group Policies are implemented using tools such as the GPOAccelerator. To learn more about Security Compliance Management or Microsoft Desired Configuration Monitor (DCM). http://www.microsoft.com/securitycompliance