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Securing Windows Server 2008

Securing Windows Server 2008 Book
Author : Aaron Tiensivu
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2008-07-01
ISBN : 9780080569970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microsoft hails the latest version of its flagship server operating system, Windows Server 2008, as "the most secure Windows Server ever". However, to fully achieve this lofty status, system administrators and security professionals must install, configure, monitor, log, and troubleshoot a dizzying array of new features and tools designed to keep the bad guys out and maintain the integrity of their network servers. This is no small task considering the market saturation of Windows Server and the rate at which it is attacked by malicious hackers. According to IDC, Windows Server runs 38% of all network servers. This market prominence also places Windows Server at the top of the SANS top 20 Security Attach Targets. The first five attack targets listed in the SANS top 20 for operating systems are related to Windows Server. This doesn't mean that Windows is inherently less secure than other operating systems; it's simply a numbers game. More machines running Windows Server. More targets for attackers to hack. As a result of being at the top of the "most used" and "most hacked" lists, Microsoft has released a truly powerful suite of security tools for system administrators to deploy with Windows Server 2008. This book is the comprehensive guide needed by system administrators and security professionals to master seemingly overwhelming arsenal of new security tools including: 1. Network Access Protection, which gives administrators the power to isolate computers that don't comply with established security policies. The ability to enforce security requirements is a powerful means of protecting the network. 2. Enhanced solutions for intelligent rules and policies creation to increase control and protection over networking functions, allowing administrators to have a policy-driven network. 3. Protection of data to ensure it can only be accessed by users with the correct security context, and to make it available when hardware failures occur. 4. Protection against malicious software with User Account Control with a new authentication architecture. 5. Increased control over your user settings with Expanded Group Policy. ...to name just a handful of the new security features. In short, Windows Server 2008 contains by far the most powerful and complex suite of security tools ever released in a Microsoft Server product. Securing Windows Server 2008 provides system administrators and security professionals with the knowledge they need to harness this power. * Describes new technologies and features in Windows Server 2008, such as improvements to networking and remote access features, centralized server role management, and an improved file system. * Outlines steps for installing only the necessary components and subsystems of Windows Server 2008 in your environment. No GUI needed. * Describes Windows Server 2008?s security innovations, such as Network Access Protection, Federated Rights Management, and Read-Only Domain Controller * Includes coverage of monitoring, securing, and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 * Covers Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology, which is offered as an add-on to four of the eight versions of Windows Server 2008 and as a stand-alone product

Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security

Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security Book
Author : Brian Komar
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2008-04-09
ISBN : 0735646406
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get in-depth guidance for designing and implementing certificate-based security solutions—straight from PKI expert Brian Komar. No need to buy or outsource costly PKI services when you can use the robust PKI and certificate-based security services already built into Windows Server 2008! This in-depth reference teaches you how to design and implement even the most demanding certificate-based security solutions for wireless networking, smart card authentication, VPNs, secure email, Web SSL, EFS, and code-signing applications using Windows Server PKI and certificate services. A principal PKI consultant to Microsoft, Brian shows you how to incorporate best practices, avoid common design and implementation mistakes, help minimize risk, and optimize security administration.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit

Microsoft   Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit Book
Author : Jesper M. Johansson
Publisher :
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780735625044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides information on planning, implementing, and managing the security features of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator s Reference

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator s Reference Book
Author : Dustin Hannifin
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2010-08-07
ISBN : 9781597495790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: The Administrators Essential Reference introduces the Windows Server 2008 R2, which is Microsofts flagship server operating systems latest release. The book explores its features; describes differences between the available editions; and discusses its deployment. After introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, the book explains its installation and configuration processes followed by its networking. It also examines different features, such as the active directory, internet information services 7.5, Hyper-V, and PowerShell V2. It discusses securing Windows Server 2008 R2 files and its print services, remote desktop services, high-availability and recovery features, and monitoring and troubleshooting; in addition, their delta changes are discussed in the final chapter. The book also explores the features that influence both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. These features allow the server operating system to work with Windows 7. One feature is the BranchCache, which offers users who open files across a Wide Area Network a better end-user experience by caching copy in the branch office when a document or intranet Web site is opened for the first time. Another feature is DirectAccess, which is the new remote connectivity solution for Windows networks. Features information on how to plan, deploy, and administrate Windows Server 2008 R2 using best practice guidance Provides in-depth coverage of Hyper-V, DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory, and BranchCache Includes Delta Changes to allow experienced administrators to quickly gain insight to changes between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration Book
Author : Steve Seguis
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2008-03-13
ISBN : 0071595139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Maintain a dynamic, reliable, and secure Windows Server 2008 environment Exploit the powerful management, networking, and security tools in Windows Server 2008 using the comprehensive information contained in this real-world resource. Written by a seasoned Windows systems engineer, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration lays out each feature alongside clear explanations, practical examples, and hands-on exercises. Inside, you'll learn how to deploy Windows Server 2008, use the new, integrated Server Manager tool, handle Internet services and remote access, and fine-tune performance. You'll also learn how to automate administrative tasks, create reliable system backups, and harden your server's defenses. Perform typical and Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 Modify system and component settings using the new Server Manager Administer users, groups, and computers with Active Directory Deliver robust web and FTP hosting using IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET Monitor stability and performance with Windows System Resource Manager Manage security using NAP, IPSec, 802.1x, and DHCP enforcement Encrypt data with Active Directory Certification Services and PKI Provide secure remote access using Terminal Services and RRAS Handle Windows DNS, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and Itanium support Build Windows PowerShell scripts to perform repetitive management jobs

Hands On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

Hands On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration Book
Author : Michael Palmer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2008-10-02
ISBN : 1111807493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the perfect resource for learning Windows Server 2008 from the ground-up! Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, the book requires no previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows Server 2008 features, including the features unique to this new server operating system, from Windows Server 2008 features and versions to installing, configuring, and using Hyper-V virtual server capabilities. Like other books in the widely successful Hands-On series, a variety of hands-on projects are located throughout each chapter, which can be completed in server console, remote connection, Internet, and virtual server environments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Windows Server 2008 The Definitive Guide

Windows Server 2008  The Definitive Guide Book
Author : Jonathan Hassell
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2008-03-17
ISBN : 0596551371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This practical guide has exactly what you need to work with Windows Server 2008. Inside, you'll find step-by-step procedures for using all of the major components, along with discussions on complex concepts such as Active Directory replication, DFS namespaces and replication, network access protection, the Server Core edition, Windows PowerShell, server clustering, and more. All of this with a more compact presentation and a tighter focus on tasks than you'll find in bulkier references. Windows Server 2008: The Definitive Guide takes a refreshing approach. You won't find the history of Windows NT, or discussions on the way things used to work. Instead, you get only the information you need to use this server. If you're a beginning or intermediate system administrator, you learn how the system works, and how to administer machines running it. The expert administrators among you discover new concepts and components outside of your realm of expertise. Simply put, this is the most thorough reference available for Windows Server 2008, with complete guides to: Installing the server in a variety of different environments File services and the Windows permission structure How the domain name system (DNS) works Active Directory, including its logical and physical structure, hierarchical components, scalability, and replication Group Policy's structure and operation Managing security policy with predefined templates and customized policy plans Architectural improvements, new features, and daily administration of IIS 7 Terminal Services from both the administrator's user's point of view Networking architecture including DNS, DHCP, VPN, RADIUS server, IAS, and IPSec Windows clustering services --- applications, grouping machines, capacity and network planning, user account management Windows PowerShell scripting and command-line technology With Windows Server 2008: The Definitive Guide, you to come away with a firm understanding of what's happening under the hood, but without the sense that you're taking a graduate course in OS theory. If you intend to work with this server, this is the only book you need.

Exam Ref 70 744 Securing Windows Server 2016

Exam Ref 70 744 Securing Windows Server 2016 Book
Author : Timothy L. Warner,Craig Zacker
Publisher : Microsoft Press
Release : 2016-12-28
ISBN : 1509304282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The Exam Ref is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exams. Featuring concise coverage of the skills measured by the exam, challenging Thought Experiments, and pointers to more in-depth material for the candidate needing additional study, exam candidates get professional-level preparation for the exam. The Exam Ref helps candidates determine their readiness for the exam, and provides Exam Tips to help maximize their performance on the exam. The organization of the material mirrors the skills measured by the exam as presented on the certification exam webpage.

MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Server Administration Exam 70 646

MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008  Server Administration  Exam  70 646 Book
Author : Michael Palmer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2010-05-07
ISBN : 1133009387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MCITP GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008, Server Administration (Exam 70-646) prepares the reader to administer networks using the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system and to pass the MCITP 70-646 certification exam. Focusing on updates to the software and in-depth coverage of the administration aspects of Windows Server 2008, this book includes topics such as installing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting. In addition, the book includes fundamental coverage of topics from other MCTS certifications. This full-color book also features a series of activities and readings designed to engage readers and offer real-world operating system experiences to users at any level. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Windows Server 2008 Unleashed

Windows Server 2008 Unleashed Book
Author : Rand Morimoto,Michael Noel,Omar Droubi,Ross Mistry,Chris Amaris
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Release : 2008-02-01
ISBN : 9780132715638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Windows Server 2008 Unleashed covers the planning, design, prototype testing, implementation, migration, administration, and support of a Windows 2008 and Active Directory environment, based on more than three and a half years of early adopter experience in full production environments. This book addresses not only what is new with Windows 2008 compared to previous versions of the Windows Server product, but also what is different and how the similarities and differences affect an organization’s migration to Windows 2008. Chapters are dedicated to the migration process from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008, how to properly use Group Policies in Windows 2008, and tips and tricks on managing and administering a Windows 2008 environment. The authors cover the technologies new to Windows 2008, such as IPv6, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Terminal Services Remote Programs, Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Hyper-V virtualization, and more! This book doesn’t just describe the features and functions included in Windows 2008--there are notes throughout the book explaining how organizations have successfully used the technologies to fulfill core business needs. Tips, tricks, and best practices share lessons learned from hundreds of implementations of Windows 2008 in real-world environments. Detailed information on how to… Plan and migrate from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008 Leverage new tools and utilities that simplify system and network administration functions Enable the latest security technologies to improve secured enterprise computing Better manage a Windows 2008 Active Directory environment Optimize a Windows 2008 environment for better scalability and enhanced performance Implement Windows 2008 for better branch office and remote office integration Design a Windows 2008 environment to support the latest in clustering, stretched clusters, fault tolerance, and redundant systems technologies Take advantage of add-on technologies available for Windows 2008, including Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7 web server solutions

Microsoft Advanced Windows Security Services

Microsoft Advanced Windows Security Services Book
Author : Jan de Clercq,Guido Grillenmeier
Publisher : Digital Press
Release : 2008-11-01
ISBN : 9781555583415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advanced Windows Security Services, is the second of two books, which continue to supply insights into the security features and security infrastructure components of the Windows Server 2003 operating system. The books also highlight the security principles an architect should remember when designing a secure Windows Server 2003 infrastructure. This second book focuses on the security updates provided as part of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and the Windows Server 2003 R2 release. The book is split into two separate parts to better illustrate Windows Security Fundamentals and Advanced Windows Security Services. The first part focusing on Windows security concepts and authentication and authorization services and the second focusing on Windows identity management, public key infrastructure and security management services. · Straight forward approach to setting up and maintaining a secure server environment with MS Windows Server 2003 R2 and SP1 and SP2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 A Beginner s Guide

Microsoft Windows Server 2008  A Beginner s Guide Book
Author : Marty Matthews
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2008-03-06
ISBN : 9780071596459
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get up and running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with ease This hands-on guide covers all the essentials of deploying and administering the latest release of Microsoft's powerful, versatile network operating system. Using clear screenshots and step-by-step instructions, Microsoft Windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to set up the server, migrate from earlier versions, and handle networking, administration, storage, and security. You'll also get details on the new Web tools and management utilities available in Windows Server 2008. Install, configure, and deploy Windows Server 2008 Set up and manage a network Work with Active Directory and Domains Set up communications features and an Internet connection Install, customize, and maintain Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 Configure a VPN server and client Set up Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Manage storage and file systems Secure your Windows Server environment Set up and manage printing and faxing Use the built-in management tools, including Server Manager and group policies

MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administration Exam 70 647

MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008  Enterprise Administration  Exam   70 647  Book
Author : Darril Gibson
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2010-04-29
ISBN : 1111793247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MCITP GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008, Enterprise Administration (EXAM #70-647) prepares students to develop the skills necessary to manage Windows Server 2008 in an enterprise environment and to successfully take the MCITP 70-647 certification exam. Comprehensive coverage includes designing Active Directory domain services, DNS, group policy, remote access, security, business continuity, and virtualization. Extensive hands-on activities and review questions reinforce concepts and prepare readers for the real-world challenges of network administration in an enterprise environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration exam 70 642

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration  exam  70 642  Book
Author : Michael Bender
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2009-03-27
ISBN : 142390236X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (Exam 70-642) prepares the reader to configure networks using the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system and to pass the MCTS 70-642 certification exam. Focusing on updates to the software and in-depth coverage of the network aspects of Windows Server 2008, this book includes topics such as networking in a Windows environment; configuring DHCP; implementing DNS; and securing a Windows Server 2008 network. This full-color book also features a series of activities and readings designed to engage readers and offer real-world operating system experiences to users at any level. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 The

Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008  The Book
Author : John Savill
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0132797585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“This book is an invaluable one-stop reference for deploying, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008. It’s filled with John’s unique and hard-earned nuggets of advice, helpful scripts, and shortcuts that will save you time and money.” --Mark Russinovich The Start-to-Finish, Comprehensive Windows Server 2008 Book for Every Working Administrator and Architect To make the most of Windows Server 2008 in production environments, you need a deep understanding of its technical details. However, accurate and reliable information is scarce, and even most skilled Windows professionals don’t know Windows Server 2008 as well as they should. The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008brings together more than 1,500 pages of practical Windows Server 2008 insight and in-depth knowledge that you can't find anywhere else, all based on final code. John Savill—one of the world’s most visible and trusted experts on Windows Server technology—specializes in helping real companies use Windows Server 2008 to run their businesses. His access to Microsoft’s product team as a Microsoft MVP and one of 50 elite “Windows Server 2008 Delta Force Rangers” benefited this book’s accuracy and value. Coverage includes Deployment planning, implementing, and managing new features, including Windows Server Core and Hyper-V virtualization Choosing the right installation and upgrade options for your environment Securing Windows Server 2008: authentication, authorization, BitLocker, certification services, and more Implementing TCP/IP, advanced network services, remote access, and thin-client Terminal Services Active Directory in depth, including Federated Services, Lightweight Directory Services, and Rights Management Providing high availability through Network Load Balancing and failover clustering Using Windows Deployment Services to quickly deploy multiple servers Supporting complex distributed environments with the Distributed File System Automating server management with PowerShell and the command prompt Integrating Windows Server 2008 with UNIX, Linux, and legacy NetWare servers Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista environments, including an intuitive “how to” index to quickly locate answers to commonly asked questions www.savilltech.com/completeguidetowindows2008

The Best Damn Windows Server 2008 Book Period

The Best Damn Windows Server 2008 Book Period Book
Author : Anthony Piltzecker
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-31
ISBN : 9780080560076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Best Damn Windows Server 2008 Book Period, Second Edition is completely revised and updated to Windows Server 2008. This book will show you how to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure with built-in Web and virtualization technologies; have more control over your servers and web sites using new tools like IIS7, Windows Server Manager, and Windows PowerShell; and secure your network with Network Access Protection and the Read-Only Domain Controller. Web server management with Internet Information Services 7.0 Virtualize multiple operating systems on a single server Hardening Security, including Network Access Protection, Federated Rights Management, and Read-Only Domain Controller

Hacking 101

Hacking 101 Book
Author : Armand de Sandu
Publisher :
Release : 2009-11-17
ISBN : 9780648487296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The modern world is full of computers. Your workplace, your car, your wrist, your pocket; everywhere there's a computer, and each of those computers runs an operating system and a range of applications. Information security suggests that an appropriately managed and maintained system can be "secure". However, all computers are far from secure. Hacking 101 courses are developed by security experts to provide an overview of the target operating system, its weaknesses, potential vulnerabilities, and the most common exploits available for that software. As an introduction to the world of hacking and cracking, Hacking 101 provides the knowledge necessary to hit the ground running, attack your first system, and set your feet upon a path into the dark and mysterious world of cybersecurity. This version of Hacking 101 focuses on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, the known exploits and vulnerabilities of the system, and common security settings. Focusing on identification, fingerprinting, attacking, and defending 2008 R2 systems, Hacking 101 provides a robust security overview of Microsoft's server system. The award-winning Hacking 101 series assumes a general knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktops, networking, certificate, and applications including Nmap, Nessus, Ping, Tracert, and DNS. Overviews are provided for Microsoft specific technology implementations such as Active Directory, Active Directory Certificate Services, and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).

Windows Server 2008 For Dummies

Windows Server 2008 For Dummies Book
Author : Ed Tittel,Justin Korelc
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-02-02
ISBN : 9781118052075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If you’re curious, but hesitant, about finding your way around Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 For Dummies is the book for you. This friendly reference shows you everything you need to know — from installation and deployment to building and running a Windows Server 2008 network. Server-based networking really is a big deal, and this 100% plain-English guide helps you make the most of it. You’ll find out about Windows Server 2008’s important functions, capabilities and requirements; develop a network implementation plan; take a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process; and get valuable tips on how to boost your bandwidth beyond belief! Before you know it, you’ll be configuring connections to the Universe, working with active directory, and treating domains and controllers like old pals. Discover how to: Build and connect your network Install and configure Windows Server 2008 Set up and manage directory services Manage users and groups Install and manage print servers Secure your network Troubleshoot active networks Plan for installing Active Directory Proclaim and manage your own domain Resolve names between TCP/IP and NetBIOS Manage shares, permissions, and more Develop and implement a regular backup protocol Windows Server 2008 For Dummies may be easy-going, but it’s simply packed with need-to-know stuff that will send you diving into Windows Server 2008 experience just for the fun of it. So start now!

Hardening Windows

Hardening Windows Book
Author : Jonathan Hassell
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2006-11-07
ISBN : 9781430200833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* Covers the Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server R2’s new Security Configuration Wizard, branch-office security features, and new setup options. * Each chapter ends with checkpoints to ensure thoroughness. * Applicable to all current versions of Windows (NT, 2000 Pro/Server, SP Pro, and Server 2003). * Includes automation suggestions, from deployment to rollout and beyond.