Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals

Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals

For Windows 2003 SP1 and R2

1st Edition - October 30, 2006

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  • Authors: Jan De Clercq, Guido Grillenmeier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491882

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This is the first of two books serving as an expanded and up-dated version of Windows Server 2003 Security Infrastructures for Windows 2003 Server R2 and SP1 & SP2. The authors choose to encompass this material within two books in order to illustrate the intricacies of the different paths used to secure MS Windows server networks. Since its release in 2003 the Microsoft Exchange server has had two important updates, SP1 and SP2. SP1, allows users to increase their security, reliability and simplify the administration of the program. Within SP1, Microsoft has implemented R2 which improves identity and access management across security-related boundaries. R2 also improves branch office server management and increases the efficiency of storage setup and management. The second update, SP2 minimizes spam, pop-ups and unwanted downloads. These two updated have added an enormous amount of programming security to the server software.

Key Features

* Covers all SP1 and SP2 updates
* Details strategies for patch management
* Provides key techniques to maintain security application upgrades and updates


• IT Specialists and Solution Architects involved in the planning and design of a Windows Server 2003 infrastructure.
• Windows consultants that want to understand at a deep level how security in Windows Server 2003 works.
• Security Consultants that want to get a clear view on Microsoft OS security.
• IT Managers that want to develop a vision around the security of their Windows Server 2003 infrastructure.

Table of Contents

  • Book Part 1: Windows Security Fundamentals

    Part 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1: The Challenge of Trusted Security Infrastructures
    Chapter 2: Windows Security Authorities and Principals
    Chapter 3: Trust Relationships

    Part 2 Authentication

    Chapter 4: Introducing Windows Authentication
    Chapter 5: Kerberos
    Chapter 6: IIS Authentication
    Chapter 7: Unix Authentication Integration
    Chapter 8: Single Sign-on

    Part 3 Authorization

    Chapter 9: Introducing Windows Authorization
    Chapter 10: Active Directory Authorization
    Chapter 11: Active Directory Delegation

    Book Part 2: Advanced Windows Security Services

    Part 4 Advanced Authorization Topics

    Chapter 12: Malicious Mobile Code Protection
    Chapter 13: Rights Management Services

    Part 5 Identity Management

    Chapter 14: Introducing Microsoft Identity Management
    Chapter 15: Identity Management Repositories
    Chapter 16: AD Federation Services

    Part 6 Public Key Infrastructure

    Chapter 17: Introducing Windows Public Key Infrastructure
    Chapter 18: Windows PKI Trust
    Chapter 19: The Certificate Lifecycle
    Chapter 20: Building a Windows Server 2003 Public Key Infrastructure
    Chapter 21: PKI-enabled applications

    Part 7 Security Management

    Chapter 22: Security Policy Management
    Chapter 23: Security Patch Management
    Chapter 24: Security-related Auditing
    Chapter 25: Active Directory Disaster Recovery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Digital Press 2006
  • Published: October 30, 2006
  • Imprint: Digital Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491882

About the Authors

Jan De Clercq

Jan De Clercq is one of HP’s lead consultants in the space of Microsoft security. As a Senior Consultant, he is involved in many Windows implementations around the world and is a frequent speaker on the subject at Microsoft and general security conferences. In his HP Security Office member role he focuses on identity management. Jan is based in Belgium. He is co-author of Mission-Critical Active Directory (Digital Press, 2001).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant, HP Consulting and Integration, Hewlett-Packard Company, Belgium

Guido Grillenmeier

Guido Grillenmeier works as a Senior Consultant within the Enterprise Microsoft Services Organization at Hewlett Packard. Based in Germany, Guido joined HP in 1996 and has been working with directories since the early days of Windows NT. Today, he deals primarily with global Windows 2000 deployments and migrations, designing and implementing efficient Active Directory security and delegation models for HP's customers. Guido has been a speaker at Microsoft Exchange and IT-Forum conferences as well as the Directory Experts conferences hosted by NetPro

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant within the Enterprise Microsoft Services Organization at Hewlett Packard

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