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Security Policy Best Practices

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In the .NET Framework version 4, the common language runtime (CLR) is moving away from providing security policy for computers. Microsoft is recommending the use of Windows Software Restriction Policies as a replacement for CLR security policy. The information in this topic applies to the .NET Framework version 3.5 and earlier; it does not apply to version 4.0 and later. For more information about this and other changes, see Security Changes in the .NET Framework 4.

The .NET Framework provides a code access security model that allows administrators to modify security policy to meet their individual needs. While code access security generally increases the reliability and security of applications, improperly administering code access security policy can potentially create security weaknesses. This section explains basic administration concepts and describes some of the best practices to use when administering code access security policy.

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