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What are the risks of an open regedit.msc in Windows?

Curious as to what sort of damage can be done with an open registry. Is it worth it applying group policy that restricts registry edit access, or is this not necessary?
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script to temporarily block remote users from logging into a windows server during downtime [migrated]

I'm looking for a solution to the following issue: we have a windows server with a bunch of people logging in remotely to work on stuff; when we need to upgrade the server, we issue warnings via ...
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Should the “Users” group be removed from Windows Servers “Allow log on locally” Security GPO setting?

I know by default RDP does not allow any non-admin user to RDP into a machine unless we specify it. But a non-admin user can logon to the machine at the console. I was looking at the "Allow log on ...
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How do I audit the effect of security policy on a computer?

I have developed different templates for local security policy. I have been using the program Nexpose to test the effects of those security policies but so far I am not able to detect the visible ...
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Python security hardening

I’m working for a large organization which is using some Windows products that require python to work. Python is used to execute built in utility scripts and the user never recognizes that python is ...
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ByPass usb GPO with iphone -and probably other mobile-

So I am running pentest on a device running Win7 and admin user set group policy to disable all mass storage devices and all usb's. I have access to local user without privs. Although my usb stick ...
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Safe user/group for rsyslog to read application log?

I have an application which writes a logfile in /var/app/applog.log. This application has to be launched as root, but runs as app:app and can also be demoted to nobody:nobody What exactly is ...
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Windows groups and permissions: Authenticated Users group meaning

What is the purpose of the "Authenticated Users" group in Windows? Under Linux it doesn't exist and I'm starting to think this is another idiosyncrasy or over-engineering of the Windows operating ...