Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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™.

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