Securing Windows Server 2003

Securing Windows Server 2003

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by Mike Danseglio
     
 

With the success of computer viruses like Slammer, security issues are now a top priority for Windows system administrators, right alongside day-to-day tasks such as setting up accounts and managing performance. If you use Windows 2003 Server at a small to medium-sized organization, or use Microsoft's Small Business Server, this thorough yet concise tutorial offers

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With the success of computer viruses like Slammer, security issues are now a top priority for Windows system administrators, right alongside day-to-day tasks such as setting up accounts and managing performance. If you use Windows 2003 Server at a small to medium-sized organization, or use Microsoft's Small Business Server, this thorough yet concise tutorial offers the hands-on advice you need for securing your network.Modern network operating systems include bundled services that range from traditional file and print sharing and Internet services to authentication, directory and remote access services each a potential security vulnerability as well as a capability. Securing Windows Server 2003 shows you how to put Windows security tools to work, and how to run the server's subsystems to protect users and resources. But that's just the beginning.Network security needs to be well thought-out, not treated as a fire drill when a threat occurs. This book focuses primarily on ways to plan and implement a secure operating environment. Microsoft security veteran Mike Danseglio uses real-world examples to show you how various security concepts relate to your own system, including:

  • File System Security
  • Group Policy and security templatesRunning secure codeAuthenticationIP securityPublic Key Certificates and Public Key InfrastructureSmart Card technologyDHCP and DNS securityInternet Information Services securityActive Directory securityRemote access securitySecurity auditsSending secure email, and more
Many chapters include a debate, in which fictional protagonists discuss the pros and cons of a particular strategy or solution. These debates provide an objective look at competing methodologies, so you can select the solutions that best fit your network. Read this book cover to cover to create and implement a security plan, or use individual chapters as stand-alone lessons. Either way, Securing Windows Server 2003 will guide you safely through the morass of security threats.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596006853
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/10/2004
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.13(d)

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Meet the Author

Mike Danseglio is a Program Manager in the Security Solutions group at Microsoft Corporation. He has worked in the areas of security and technology for the last decade. He holds several technical certifications including MCSE and CISSP. His work includes developing and teaching extensive security training on topics including cryptography, security technology, and attacks and countermeasures. His recent projects include writing security documentation for Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 family as well as working on a host of white papers and articles. He also works on security feature development for Microsoft Windows.

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