Daniel- If you are talking about the Local Security Policy shortcut that you see in Administrative Tools, then that is simply an MMC snap-in tool focused on the security portion of the local GPO. So you are essentially looking at a subset of the Local GPO. That being said, security policy on the local GPO is made against the live system, instead of being stored in settings files like it is for other local GPO settings. That makes it somewhat special and often troublesome to manage. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of daniel Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:02 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] local security policy & local group policy hi all, simple question. what is the difference between the local security policy and the local group policy? daniel.