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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Delta Guide by Mark Rouse, Don Jones

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Chapter 4. Security

In This Chapter

  • Understanding Microsoft's security philosophy.

  • Using security tools.

  • Encrypting data.

  • Developing a security strategy.

What's New

Security was a major focus area for Microsoft during the development of Windows Server 2003. In fact, Microsoft created its new Trustworthy Computing initiative during the development of Windows Server 2003 and actually suspended Windows Server 2003's development for two months to focus exclusively on security issues.

As a result, Windows Server 2003 is perhaps the most secure out-of-the-box version of Windows to date. However, that does not mean you can simply install Windows Server 2003 and have a completely secure server. Security is always a trade-off between security and functionality, ...

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