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ISO27001 in a Windows® Environment: The best practice handbook for a Microsoft® Windows® environment, Second Edition by Brian Honan

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Chapter 9. Securing the Microsoft® Windows Server® Platform

Critical to the overall security of your network will be ensuring the security of the Windows Server® 2008 platform that provides a range of services to your client base.

There are two types of server that will need to be considered when looking at securing the Windows Server® 2008 platform. These are

  • Domain controllers

  • Member servers.

Domain controllers

A network based on Windows Server® 2008 technology stores all of its information about users, computers and other devices on the network in what is called Active Directory® Services. In order to manage the details stored within the Active Directory® devices, Windows Server® 2008 uses domain controllers. Domain controllers form the core of ...

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