By Mark Minasi
An inside of examine home windows Vista defense for structures Administrators
Get an early commence on home windows Vista defense and the expertise shifts you will need to understand as a structures administrator. From major home windows specialist Mark Minasi comes this "just-in-time" ebook to get you there. This distinctive, hands-on consultant takes a rapid-fire method of the most important defense alterations and the way they will have an effect on enterprise as ordinary if you needs to combine and supply technical aid for home windows Vista. you can find useful guide, guidance, workarounds, and lots more and plenty more.
* paintings via a slew of Vista surprises, similar to going online as Administrator and the way to re-enable Run
* notice how virtualization works--and the place it doesn't
* discover why you could now not delete records in System32, even supposing you're an Administrator
* Get accustomed to new post-boot safety features reminiscent of PatchGuard
* defend laptops to the max with the leading edge BitLocker feature
* Meet the hot home windows Integrity mechanism
* discover the made over occasion Viewer, occasion forwarding, and new troubleshooting tools
move above and past what you have got heard approximately Vista
observe the adjustments to percentage and Registry Access
make amends for the entire encryption information and services
attempt Vista distant laptop with its improved security
concerning the Series
The Mark Minasi home windows Administrator Library equips procedure directors with in-depth technical strategies to the various demanding situations linked to administering home windows in an company surroundings. sequence editor Mark Minasi, a number one home windows professional, not just selects the subjects and authors, he additionally develops every one publication to fulfill the explicit wishes and pursuits of structures directors, MIS execs, help-desk team of workers, and company programmers.
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Extra resources for Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises
LM Deemphasized, NTLMv2 Emphasized Vista changes two items in Security Options in a way that I personally like a lot, but I want you to understand what they might do to your network compatibility. The two settings are ● "Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change" is now enabled, even though it had been disabled by default until now. " First, a little background. It's nice that we've got machines called domain controllers (DCs) that centrally store usernames and passwords so that every machine doesn't have to carry around a complete list of all usernames and passwords.
I mention this because as I look at the default settings in the local group policy object of my x64 workstation I note that some of the "new Vista settings" are actually already included in the x64 versions of XP and Server 2003. Changes to Named Pipe Access Named pipes are a way for programs to communicate among themselves. Years ago, most named pipes created by the OS were poorly secured or not secured at all. Many hackers successfully attacked Windows systems through poorly secured named pipes.
Lets you easily tell it what to do if particular events occur, like telling it to send you an e-mail, run a program, reboot a system, or the like. ● Allows you to create custom queries so you can essentially tweak Event Viewer to show you just the things that you want to see. ● Event Viewer Reports its data in XML. It's beyond the scope of this book to go into Event Viewer in detail, but I'd like to show you a bit of what I think you'll like about the new Viewer, in ascending order of importance from my point of view.