JSI Tip 8370. Frequently asked questions about Windows Security Center.


Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 883792 contains the following summary and introduction:

SUMMARY

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides a new feature, Windows Security Center, to help you protect your computer. This article answers frequently asked questions about Windows Security Center. Windows Security Center is located in Control Panel.

INTRODUCTION

New enhancements are available in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to improve the manageability and visibility of key security capabilities in personal computers. New enhancements include the following:

The new Windows Security Center feature tells you the status of three major security components: Firewall, Automatic Updates, and Virus Protection.
Windows Security Center indicates whether key security capabilities are turned on and up-to-date. Windows Security Center notifies you if updates are required or if you must take additional steps to help make your computer secure.
You can manage Windows Security Center by using Active Directory Group Policy settings. By default, Windows Security Center is turned off in domain environments.



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