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Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals

Book Description

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.

· Microsoft Windows operating systems run more than 90% of the desktop PCs in the world and Vista is the first major Windows release in more than 5 years
· This is currently the only book on Windows Vista Security
· The companion CD contains hundreds of working scripts and utilities to help administrators secure their environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Technical Editor
  6. Contributors
  7. Foreword Contributor
  8. Foreword
  9. About the Companion Material
  10. Chapter 1: Microsoft Vista: An Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. The User Interface
    3. Internet Explorer 7
    4. Summary
    5. Solutions Fast Track
    6. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Chapter 2: Microsoft Vista: The Battle Against Malware Lives On
    1. Introduction
    2. Malware Fundamentals
    3. Improvements in Internet Explorer 7
    4. Windows Security Center
    5. Windows Defender
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  12. Chapter 3: Microsoft Vista: Securing User Access
    1. Introduction
    2. Access Control Fundamentals
    3. Improving the Logon Architecture
    4. User Account Control
    5. Remote Assistance
    6. Network Access Protection
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  13. Chapter 4: Microsoft Vista: Trusted Platform Module Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding the TPM
    3. Configuring and Managing the TPM on a Stand-Alone System
    4. Configuring and Managing the TPM in an Enterprise Environment
    5. TPM Applications
    6. Understanding the Security Implications of the TPM
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  14. Chapter 5: Microsoft Vista: Data Protection
    1. Introduction
    2. Rights Management
    3. Encrypting File System
    4. Whole-Disk Encryption
    5. PatchGuard
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  15. Chapter 6: Microsoft Vista: Networking Essentials
    1. Introduction
    2. Not Your Father’s TCP/IP Stack
    3. Using the Network and Sharing Center
    4. Using the Network Map
    5. Working with the Windows Firewall
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  16. Chapter 7: Microsoft Vista: Wireless World
    1. Introduction
    2. What’s New with Wireless in Vista?
    3. Wireless Security
    4. Network Group Policy Enhancements
    5. Configuring Wireless Security in Vista
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  17. Chapter 8: Microsoft Vista: Windows Mail
    1. Introduction
    2. Comparing Windows Mail with Outlook Express
    3. Phishing Filter
    4. Junk Mail Filter
    5. Instant Search
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  18. Chapter 9: Microsoft Vista: Update and Monitoring Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Windows Update
    3. Using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Vista
    4. Using Systems Management Server and Vista
    5. Using Microsoft Operations Manager and Vista
    6. Using Third-Party Tools with Vista
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  19. Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery with Exchange Server 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. Backing Up Exchange 2007 Using Windows 2003 Backup
    3. Restoring Exchange 2007 Storage Groups and Databases Using Windows 2003 Backup
    4. Repairing a Corrupt or Damaged Exchange 2007 Database Using Eseutil
    5. Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server Using the RecoverServer Switch
    6. Recovering an Exchange 2007 Cluster Using the RecoverCMS Switch
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  20. Appendix A: Microsoft Vista: The International Community
    1. Microsoft vs. The World: What’s the Issue?
    2. Microsoft Vista: The EU Fixes
    3. Microsoft and Japan
    4. Microsoft Vista: The Korean Fixes
    5. Notes and Sources
    6. Summary
  21. Appendix B: Microsoft Vista: The EULA
    1. Introduction
    2. Criticism and Change
    3. Benchmark Testing
    4. Virtualization
    5. Notes and Sources
    6. Summary
  22. Index