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Wrinkly Pete

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I was reading an article how to increase security in Windows 7, and it seemed a very good idea to me. All that is involved is (using an Administrator Account) to enable Account Lockout.

One problem though; I cannot find "Local Security Policy" option in my Administrator Tools list.
According to the article it should be accessible via:

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
OR
Start > All programs > Administrative Tools > Local security Policy.

It is not in either, nor can I locate it using the search facility.

Could it be that it is only available in a different version of Windows 7 to the one I have (Windows 7 Home Premium), or am I missing something?

:)

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 11 September 2010 - 01:57 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Only available in Professional and Ultimate.
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Only available in Professional and Ultimate.


Cheers Neil, that would account for it then ('scuse the pun)! :)
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I'm sorry, but Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have secpol.msc (Local Security Policy editor). That requires the Professional or Ultimate version.
Account lockout is designed to lockout your account after several incorrect password attempts. For a home user the best protection would be a strong password consisting of at least 8 characters.
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I'm sorry, but Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have secpol.msc (Local Security Policy editor). That requires the Professional or Ultimate version.
Account lockout is designed to lockout your account after several incorrect password attempts. For a home user the best protection would be a strong password consisting of at least 8 characters.


Yes thanks hendaz.
Shame, as it is such a useful tool for discouraging hackers!
I'm fairly up to date on passwords...
see my post: http://www.geekstogo...rd/page__st__15
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