Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals


  • Anthony Piltzecker, Tony Piltzecker is an independent consultant based in Boston, MA, and author of a number of books published by Syngress. Tony's background includes positions as Systems Practice Manager for Presidio Networked Solutions, IT Manager for SynQor Inc., Network Architect for Planning Systems, Inc., and Senior Networking Consultant with Integrated Information Systems. Tony has also been published in over 20 magazines, and has spoken at various events on topics ranging from IT security to unified communications.

This book is designed for the professional system administrators who need to securely deploy Microsoft Vista in their networks. Readers will not only learn about the new security features of Vista, but they will learn how to safely integrate Vista with their existing wired and wireless network infrastructure and safely deploy with their existing applications and databases. The book begins with a discussion of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative and Vista's development cycle, which was like none other in Microsoft's history. Expert authors will separate the hype from the reality of Vista’s preparedness to withstand the 24 x 7 attacks it will face from malicious attackers as the world’s #1 desktop operating system. The book has a companion CD which contains hundreds of working scripts and utilities to help administrators secure their environments.
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This book is written for intermediate to advanced System administrators managing Microsoft networks who are deploying Microsoft’s new flagship desktop operating system: Vista. This book is appropriate for system administrators managing small networks of fewer than 10 machines up to enterprise-class networks with tens of thousands of systems. This book is also appropriate for readers preparing for the Microsoft exam MCDST 70-620.


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-139-6

Table of Contents

1: Microsoft Vista: An Overview2: Microsoft Vista: The Battle Against Malware Lives On3: Microsoft Vista: Securing User Access4: Microsoft Vista: Trusted Platform Module Services5: Microsoft Vista: Data Protection6: Microsoft Vista: Patchguard7: Microsoft Vista: Networking Essentials8: Microsoft Vista: Wireless World9: Microsoft Vista: Windows Mail10: Microsoft Vista: Update Services11: Microsoft Vista: The Bells and Whistles12: Monitoring Vista13: Appendix A: Microsoft Vista: The International Community14: Appendix B: Changes to the Vista EULA