Getting Started with Windows Server Security

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  • Design a secure Windows Server platform based on the best practices and industry standard recommendations
  • Identify and mitigate security risks using tools such as Security Configurations Wizard, ASA, AppLocker, BitLocker, and EMET
  • Follow step-by-step instructions to tighten the security of your Active Directory file, print server, Hyper-V and IIS servers, and application roles
  • Develop a secure access control mechanism using the Dynamic Access Control (DAC) feature
  • Learn how to maintain security and deliver new security updates and patches using the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
  • Discover how PowerShell cmdlets and custom scripts can support your day-to-day security admin tasks

Windows Server 2012 provides security features and solutions that can be used as standalone security solutions as well as integrated solutions with your existing security or auditing tools.

To begin, you will learn how to implement baseline security using Microsoft Security Configuration Wizard and how to lock down unwanted services, along with how to configure your Windows firewall. You will see how to enable and use native tools including AppLocker to identify and mitigate risks and tighten up your Windows Server infrastructure security.

This book also walks you through best practices for designing and building a secure Microsoft server platform, with instructions on configuration and managing Dynamic Access Control and polices.

At the end of the book, installation and configuration of Windows Server Update Services, which plays a crucial role in the security space, is covered.

  • Learn how to identify and mitigate security risks in your Microsoft Server infrastructure
  • Develop a proactive approach to common security threats to prevent sensitive data leakage and unauthorized access
  • Step-by-step tutorial that provides real-world scenarios and security solutions
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781784398729
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2015


Santhosh Sivarajan

Santhosh Sivarajan is a recognized subject matter expert in the Microsoft technology arena. He has extensive experience in designing, migrating, developing, and implementing enterprise solutions using Microsoft products and technologies. He holds a master's degree in computer information systems from the University of Houston, Texas. His certifications include MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA, Network+, CCNA, ITIL, and many more. He is also a certified migration expert in Quest Migration Manager products.

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He is the author of the book Migration from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012, Packt Publishing. He has also published hundreds of articles on various technology sites.

Microsoft has recognized Santhosh with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award multiple times for his exceptional contribution to the technical community. He lives in Sugarland, Texas, with his wife, Anjali, who is also an IT professional, and their 3-year-old daughter, Gayathri.