Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises by Mark Minasi

By Mark Minasi

An inside of examine home windows Vista protection for platforms Administrators

Get an early commence on home windows Vista safety and the know-how shifts you will need to grasp as a structures administrator. From best home windows professional Mark Minasi comes this "just-in-time" publication to get you there. This certain, hands-on consultant takes a rapid-fire method of the largest safety alterations and the way they're going to have an effect on enterprise as traditional in case you needs to combine and supply technical aid for home windows Vista. you can find sensible guideline, information, workarounds, and lots more and plenty more.
* paintings via a slew of Vista surprises, similar to going surfing as Administrator and the way to re-enable Run
* become aware of 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 conversant in new post-boot security measures resembling PatchGuard
* safeguard laptops to the max with the cutting edge BitLocker feature
* Meet the hot home windows Integrity mechanism
* discover the remodeled occasion Viewer, occasion forwarding, and new troubleshooting tools

pass above and past what you may have heard approximately Vista

notice the alterations to proportion and Registry Access

compensate for all of the encryption information and services

try Vista distant machine with its more suitable security

in regards to the Series

The Mark Minasi home windows Administrator Library equips approach directors with in-depth technical ideas to the various demanding situations linked to administering home windows in an firm surroundings. sequence editor Mark Minasi, a number one home windows professional, not just selects the subjects and authors, he additionally develops every one e-book to fulfill the categorical wishes and pursuits of structures directors, MIS execs, help-desk team of workers, and company programmers.

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That's not really a wonderful thing, as Kerberos is considerably more secure than the other three, but there is no way to banish the "LM family" altogether. But if you want to keep your network secure, then it'd be best to ensure that if Kerberos isn't available then your systems should use NTLMv2 rather than the older, less secure challenge-response mechanisms. If NTLMv2's been around for nearly 10 years, why aren't we all using it now? Why hasn't LM and NTLM been banished for years? It's the same story as before: compatibility.

As with all Windows things, there are several ways. ● If you reenabled the Start Run… command as I suggested earlier in this chapter, just click Start/Run… and then fill in eventvwr and click OK. ● If you restored Administrative Tools to your Start menu, then just click Start Viewer. " XML Format Comes to Event Viewer Woo, hoo, XML! Wait, wait, don't flip the page… Yes, I know, you've heard the abbreviation "XML" far too often, but here's a case where you'll like it. Let's take an example event, a simple security event that reports that the system's time was successfully changed.

It's sort of amazing, but after 13 years of NT, we still don't have a built-in method of centralizing events from the event logs of scattered machines. Unless, of course, you've got Vista. It offers something called "event forwarding" that lets you collect events from other Vista systems to one single system. Just tell all of those 500 systems to report logon failure events to one of their own, and then all you need do is to sit down at that system, open up a folder called "ForwardedEvents," and it's all in one place.

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