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The "Understanding Data Execution Prevention" help topic incorrectly states the default setting for DEP in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
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The "Understanding Data Execution Prevention" help topic in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains the following incorrect entry:
By default, DEP is only turned on for essential Windows operating system programs and services. To help protect more programs with DEP, select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.By default, in Windows Server 2003 SP1, DEP is turned on for all programs and services except those that the administrator selects. By default, the "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select" OptOut policy is already selected.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
If you are logged on as an administrator, you can manually configure DEP to switch between the OptIn and OptOut policies by using the Data Execution Prevention tab in System Properties.
To verify your settings, follow these steps:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738483.aspxFor more information about the DEP feature in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875352/ )A detailed description of the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 899298 - Last Review: October 6, 2006 - Revision: 2.4