Microsoft® Windows® Security Resource Kit, Second Edition

Microsoft® Windows® Security Resource Kit, Second Edition
Published:March 30, 2005Language:English
Author:Ben Smith and Brian Komar with the Microsoft Security TeamTechnology:Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Length:752 PagesISBN 13:9780735621749

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About The BookDefinitive resources and tools—now updated for the Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP service packs.

Now fully updated and revised, this official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT delivers the in-depth information and tools you need to help protect your Windows-based clients, servers, networks, and Internet services. Security experts Ben Smith and Brian Komar, working in conjunction with the Microsoft Security Team, explain how core Windows security internals work and how to assess security threats and vulnerabilities, configure security features, monitor and respond to security events, and effectively apply security technologies and best practices. You’ll find new information on Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Microsoft Office 2003 Editions. And you’ll get essential tools, scripts, templates, and other key resources on the CD.

Get in-depth guidance on how to:

  • Build security considerations into the design of Active Directory® objects, domains, and forests; manage user accounts and passwords; apply Group Policy

  • NEW—Utilize the Security Configuration Wizard and Windows Update Services

  • Configure TCP/IP and the Windows Firewall, and address the unique security risks of mobile computing and wireless networking

  • Define security settings for domain controllers, IIS 5.0 and 6.0, Windows Terminal Services, and DNS, DHCP, WINS, RAS, and certificate servers

  • NEW—Design an 802.1x authentication infrastructure

  • NEW—Implement the security advances in Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, IIS 6.0, and the latest service packs

  • Perform security assessments and respond to security incidents

  • Manage security and privacy settings for Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer


  • CD features:
  • 20+ tools and scripts, including:

  • Placeholder script

  • Xcacls.vbs—to script file and folder permissions

  • EventcombMT.exe—to collect and search event logs from multiple computers through a GUI

  • Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, Second Edition, eBook

  • Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security eBook

  • Bonus content from additional Microsoft Press® security books

  • eBook of the complete RESOURCE KIT
  • About Ben Smith and Brian Komar with the Microsoft Security TeamBen Smith, a senior security strategist at Microsoft, researches methods to help organizations enhance security through effective management and measurement techniques. He speaks at IT conferences worldwide and was the inaugural chair of the vendor-neutral security certification, CompTIA Security+. Brian Komar is the owner and principal consultant of IdentIT Inc., which specializes in network security and PKI. Brian has developed security-related courseware for Microsoft Learning, among other projects. The Microsoft Security Team designs, builds, and supports Microsoft security technologies and products.
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