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Chapter 21. Implementing Windows Vista’s... > Control Panel’s Security Settings

Control Panel’s Security Settings

With so many new security features, it’s a good thing that Windows Vista does a better job of organizing security-related tasks than previous versions of Windows. Vista’s one-stop security shop is, appropriately, the Control Panel, which has a Security icon in the Home folder that has three links:

  • Security— Click this link to open the Security folder and see Vista’s main security settings, as shown in Figure 21.1. I discuss many of these features in this chapter.

    Figure 21.1. Click the Control Panel’s Security link to see this list of Vista’s main security settings.

  • Check for Updates— Click this link to open the Windows Update folder, which shows when you last checked for updates, your current Windows Update status, and a link for checking updates.

  • Check This Computer’s Security Status— Click this link to open the Security Center. The next section covers the Security Center.


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