Windows 10 Hardening-Non-Enterprise Environment

how to secure Windows 10 for non-enterprise environment

A security guide on how to secure Windows 10 for non-enterprise environment. Hardening is performed using mostly native Windows tools and Microsoft tools.

This documentation contains all the hardening steps which are necessary to make Windows 10 more secure.

Let Us Begin:
Windows recognizes the User who is sitting at the keyboard with a User Login. The owner can be defined with different categories of Logins, such as administrator, Standard user, child user or guest and give them different permissions to access.
Standard, Child and Guest User can be categorized under Non-Privileged user.
A Non-Privileged User can be a Microsoft account, but with strong passphrase used as a PIN code. This user might also have rights to install apps from Windows store and bypass Firewall rules, hence be conscientious of such semi-admin.

The difference between Admin and Non Privileged user can also be understood as below:

Under normal circumstances, non privileged users can change their own passwords, while the superuser can change any user’s password. (Using enhanced security, it’s also possible to deny users the ability to change their own passwords.)

Windows 10 Machine Hardening is done separately for Admin Users and Non-Privileged Users, since the privileges are different.
To start with the process, download our technical tools guide.