To create a custom security template using the MMC snap-in:

1) To open MMC, choose Start, and then choose Run.

2) Type mmc in the Open box, and then choose OK.

3) From the File menu, choose Add/Remove Snap-in.

4) In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, choose Add.

5) In the list of available snap-ins, select Security Templates, choose Add, choose Close, and then choose OK.

6) In the MMC main window, under the Console Root node, expand the Security Templates node, right-click the root templates folder, and then choose New Template.

7) Type a name and description for the template, and then choose OK.

- Choosing OK saves your template as an .inf file in the Windows\Security\Templates folder.