Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook: Security Solutions and Scripts for System Administrators

Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook: Security Solutions and Scripts for System Administrators

by Mike Danseglio, Robbie Allen
     
 

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In the last few years, security has become a hot-button issue for IT organizations of all sizes. Accordingly, many of the security features that were either optional or suspect in Windows 2000 have become solid, effective fixtures in Windows Server 2003-making it the most secure operating system Microsoft has ever produced. That is, if you know how to configure it

Overview

In the last few years, security has become a hot-button issue for IT organizations of all sizes. Accordingly, many of the security features that were either optional or suspect in Windows 2000 have become solid, effective fixtures in Windows Server 2003-making it the most secure operating system Microsoft has ever produced. That is, if you know how to configure it properly.
The Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook wants to make sure that you do know how. Picking up right where its predecessor, the Windows Server Cookbook, left off, this desktop companion is focused solely on Windows Server security. It teaches you how to perform important security tasks in the Windows Server 2003 OS using specific and adaptable recipes. Each recipe features a brief description of the problem, a step-by-step solution, and then a discussion of the technology at work. Whenever possible, the authors even tell you where to look for further information on a recipe.
The book is written in a highly modular format, with each chapter devoted to one or more technologies that Windows Server 2003 provides. This approach allows you to look up a task or scenario that you want to accomplish, find that page, and read that particular recipe only. Topics include:
System preparation and administration
Protecting the computer at the TCP/IP level
Applying security options to Active Directory
Improving security on domain controllers
Securing DHCP controllers
Encrypting and signing network traffic using IPSec
Patch management
If you're an intermediate or advanced system administrator who wants to feel secure when deploying Windows Server 2003 and its related services, then you don't want to be without the Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596552695
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Series:
Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
4 MB

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