A Uniform Desktop Is a Secure Desktop - User Rights
The Office of Management and Budget has mandated that, starting Feb. 1, all federal agencies using Windows XP and Vista must adopt the standard security configurations developed by NIST, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration. But the FDCC also provides a good framework for ensuring secure civilian desktop and laptop configurations.
By Cameron Sturdevant
The FDCC extensively uses Windows Group Policy to enforce user rights.