Windows Server Security

Windows Server 2003 Disaster Recovery Planning (Part 1)

In this article, we will discuss what every Microsoft Windows Administrator and Engineer should think about when trying to manage their environments in the scope of planning for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. This is Part I in a 4 part article series where we will cover many of the details administrators and engineers need to know about planning Disaster Recovery for Windows Systems, as well as for their networks in general. In part I, we will look at Windows 2000 & Windows Server 2003 Clustering & Load Balancing for high availability, as well as general planning information.

How New Delegation of Authentication Options Improve Security

Delegation is the act of giving power, responsibility or authority to someone (or something). When we talk about delegation in the context of administering our Windows Server 2003 computers and networks, we can be talking about either the Delegation of administrative authority (also called delegation of control); or the Delegation of authentication (allowing a service to use a user or computer account for access to resources). It is this second type of delegation that we will discuss in this article. Windows Server 2003 has provided some enhancements to this feature that will make your administrative life a little easier.

How the Windows Rights Management Service can Enhance the Security of your Documents

Security has many facets when it comes to computers. We often focus on securing the network and our systems from outside intruders and from malicious code such as viruses, worms and Trojans. Because the damage from these can be so immediate and so drastic, we sometimes overlook the need to secure the data contained in our documents from others within the organization, and even to control the extent of access for those with whom we do need to share our information.

What’s New in Windows Server 2003 IPSec (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this two-part article, we took a look at one of the most important new additions to Windows Server 2003’s implementation of IPSec: the new and improved IP Security Monitor. You learned about its new look (MMC console) and increased functionality. In Part 2, we’ll discuss the other improvements that Microsoft has made to IPSec in Windows Server 2003. Many of these are small things, but taken together, they make IPSec more secure and easier for administrators to manage than ever before.

What’s New in Windows Server 2003 IPSec (Part 1)

With the release of Windows Server 2003, Microsoft has made improvements to a number of their operating system security features, including several new features for IPSec. In this two part article, we’ll focus on what’s new for IPSec in Windows Server 2003, and show you how to use its new features to make it even easier for you to ensure secure communications across your network. Part One covers the IP Security Monitor, which has a brand new look and added functionality.

Windows Server 2003 System Security Analysis ‘Quick and Easy’

In this article we will look at demystifying the simple analysis of a Windows Server 2003's security posture. Too many times, administrators seem confused about how to do an initial security analysis test on a newly minted Windows Server 2003. (Or 2000 for that matter) In this article we will look at how to perform this very quickly, very easily with Windows Server 2003. This article will cover the steps needed to create the Security Database and perform the analysis on your Windows Server 2003 system.

What’s New in Windows 2003 Server: IIS Security Enhancements

Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS), while one of the most popularly deployed web servers, has long been considered to be a weak point on any server on which it is installed, when it comes to security. Web servers, by their very nature, are generally open to the Internet (unless they are used only for intranet access) and this makes them a natural target for hackers and attackers. In this article, we’ll cover some of the changes to the new version of IIS that are intended to make it less vulnerable to attackers.

How Windows Server 2003’s Software Restriction Policies Improve Security

Allowing any unauthorized software to run on company computers, especially those connected to the network, poses many dangers. Even if the program isn’t infested with malicious code, incompatibility problems can result in operating system crashes, or interfere with the operation of other programs, and complicate tech support and troubleshooting – not to mention licensing issues. For this reason, Microsoft includes a new feature with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP: software restriction policies.

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