Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

Home > Blogs > Windows 8 > Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

1 0 Mike Danseglio
Added by November 3, 2015

I recently picked up a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I’ve always liked tablet computers and this looked to be a great opportunity to test one out in advance of Windows 10 launching. Until now I’ve mostly stayed with Windows 7 as my primary desktop operating system. Learning some of the intricacies of Windows 8.1 has been interesting.

For instructor-led Windows training see our class schedule

Many of the post-install configuration tasks that I do involve changing local security or configuration settings. I do this in Windows 7 with the Local Security Policy application. To invoke it, I just click the Pearl, type Local Security Policy, and then click the icon or press Enter as shown.

001-Editing-Local-Security-Policy-in-Windows-8

This same technique fails in Windows 8 and 8.1. Specifically, the Local Security Policy application is not listed in the Metro UI, nor are any shortcuts provided. Luckily, Microsoft left the application in the operating system. It’s just more difficult to get to.

To bring up Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1, follow these steps:

From the Desktop or the Metro Start windows, press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.

Type secpol.msc and press Enter.

002-Editing-Local-Security-Policy-in-Windows-8

That’s it! You’ll see the Local Security Policy application in a moment.

003-Editing-Local-Security-Policy-in-Windows-8

Enjoy!

Mike Danseglio – CISSP, MCSE, and CEH

Mike Danseglio teaches IT Security Training, Windows, System Center and Windows Server 2012 classes at Interface Technical Training. His classes are available in Phoenix, AZ and online with RemoteLive™.

Videos You May Like

A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

0 3902 0

Mark Jacob, Cisco Instructor, presents an introduction to Cisco Modeling Labs 2.0 or CML2.0, an upgrade to Cisco’s VIRL Personal Edition. Mark demonstrates Terminal Emulator access to console, as well as console access from within the CML2.0 product. Hello, I’m Mark Jacob, a Cisco Instructor and Network Instructor at Interface Technical Training. I’ve been using … Continue reading A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

Creating Dynamic DNS in Network Environments

0 646 1

This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! In this video, CompTIA Network + instructor Rick Trader teaches how to create Dynamic DNS zones in Network Environments. Video Transcription: Now that we’ve installed DNS, we’ve created our DNS zones, the next step is now, how do we produce those … Continue reading Creating Dynamic DNS in Network Environments

Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

0 735 1

This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! In this video, CompTIA Network + instructor Rick Trader demonstrates how to use cable testers in network environments. Let’s look at some tools that we can use to test our different cables in our environment. Cable Testers Properly Wired Connectivity … Continue reading Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

Write a Comment

Share your thoughts...

Please fill out the comment form below to post a reply.