Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises by Mark Minasi

By Mark Minasi

An within examine home windows Vista defense for structures Administrators

Get an early commence on home windows Vista protection and the expertise shifts you will have to understand as a platforms administrator. From major home windows professional Mark Minasi comes this "just-in-time" e-book to get you there. This special, hands-on consultant takes a rapid-fire method of the largest protection alterations and the way they will impact enterprise as ordinary should you needs to combine and supply technical help for home windows Vista. you will discover useful guideline, advice, workarounds, and masses more.
* paintings via a slew of Vista surprises, corresponding to going surfing as Administrator and the way to re-enable Run
* detect how virtualization works--and the place it doesn't
* discover why you could not delete records in System32, even supposing you're an Administrator
* Get conversant in new post-boot safety features equivalent to PatchGuard
* safeguard laptops to the max with the cutting edge BitLocker feature
* Meet the recent home windows Integrity mechanism
* discover the made over occasion Viewer, occasion forwarding, and new troubleshooting tools

cross above and past what you've gotten heard approximately Vista

detect the alterations to percentage and Registry Access

make amends for all of the encryption information and services

try Vista distant laptop with its improved security

in regards to the Series

The Mark Minasi home windows Administrator Library equips procedure directors with in-depth technical ideas to the various demanding situations linked to administering home windows in an firm atmosphere. sequence editor Mark Minasi, a number one home windows professional, not just selects the themes and authors, he additionally develops each one publication to fulfill the explicit wishes and pursuits of structures directors, MIS execs, help-desk group of workers, and company programmers.

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The revised RDP client looks as if it'll manage that drag and drop, but when you drop, nothing happens. 2007 06:46:30] Remote Desktop Gets a Bit More Secure NTFS and the Registry Are Transaction Based This falls in the category of a good surprise, in fact a really nice one. Both the file system and the Registry are now transaction based in Vista. This surprised me because it was supposed to appear in Server 2007 but it's in Vista. "Transaction based" means that you can take a number of separate files, copy, move, or whatever operations you need, and essentially package them up so that they're all or nothing.

But we've been living with Documents and Settings for six and some years, so Microsoft knows that there will be some application out there that doesn't follow the rules, and decides to write some data to c:\documents and settings \ some-users-name \ some-folder-name instead of just asking the operating system where that user's profile folder is. To combat that, Microsoft creates a Documents and Settings folder on the drive, but hides it. Then they take things a step further and set its NTFS permissions to—you'll love this—deny the Everyone group read access to Documents and Settings.

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. So is it just Vista talking to Vista? " But don't hold your breath. Back in 2002, Microsoft promised a free tool that would collect all of the Security events from 2000, XP, and 2003 systems into a centralized SQL Server.

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