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Chapter 21. Network Security > Specific Configuration Steps for Windows XP

Specific Configuration Steps for Windows XP

Many of the points I’ve mentioned so far in this chapter are general, conceptual ideas that should be helpful in planning a security strategy, but perhaps not specific enough to directly implement. The following sections provide some specific instructions to tighten security on your Windows XP computer or LAN. These instructions are for a single Windows XP computer or a workgroup without a Windows .NET/2000 Server. Server offers more powerful and integrated security tools than are available with Windows XP Professional alone (and happily, it’s the domain administrator’s job to set it all up).

If You Have a Standalone Windows XP Professional Computer

If you have a standalone system without a LAN, you need to take only a few steps to be sure you’re safe when browsing the Internet:


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