How to Cheat at Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network
Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority. While considering the security needs of your organiztion, you need to balance the human and the technical in order to create the best security design for your organization. Securing a Windows Server 2003 enterprise network is hardly a small undertaking, but it becomes quite manageable if you approach it in an organized and systematic way. This includes configuring software, services, and protocols to meet an organization’s security needs. * The Perfect Guide if "System Administrator is NOT your primary job function * Avoid "time drains" configuring the many different security standards built into Windows 2003 * Secure VPN and Extranet Communications
How to Cheat at Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority. The book will start off by teaching readers to create the conceptual design of their Active Directory infrastructure by gathering and analyzing business and technical requirements. Next, readers will create the logical design for an Active Directory infrastructure. Here the book starts to drill deeper and focus on aspects such as group policy design. Finally, readers will learn to create the physical design for an active directory and network Infrastructure including DNS server placement; DC and GC placements and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) role placement. The next book in our best selling and critically acclaimed How to Cheat series. This is the perfect book for users who have already purchased How to Cheat at Managing Windows 2003 Small Business Server. * Active Directory is the market leader in the directory services space, and 57% of all Microsoft corporate customers have deployed AD * Follows Syngress's proven "How To Cheat" methodology * Companion Web site offers dozens of templates, "Cheat Sheets", and checklists for readers
How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003
How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003 deals only with the vital, and will be a huge relief to the hundreds of thousands of managers who probably never imagined they would be managing the operating system equivalent of the Space Shuttle. The "80/20" Rule applied to managing a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network. Concise coverage, with ready-to-use solutions, of the most commonly encountered W2K3 Server tasks and problems. Written for the non-MCSE, with little technical training, who is responsible for running a small to medium sized network. Microsoft has announced it will no longer support Windows NT 4 products, effective Dec. 31, 2004. Millions of small businesses that did not upgrade to Windows Server 2000 will choose to upgrade directly to Windows Server 2003, and this will be a timely book.
How to Cheat at Microsoft Vista Administration
The Perfect Reference for the Multitasked SysAdmin The Microsoft Windows Vista operating system offers several changes and improvements over its predecessors. It not only brings a new and redesigned interface, but also improves on many administrative utilities and management consoles. It also enhances the system’s reliability, performance, and problem-solving tools. As administrators, Vista will sometimes look like its predecessor, Windows XP, and at other times, look like an all-new operating system. How to Cheat will help you get Vista up and running as quickly and safely as possible and provide you with a solid idea of all the important changes and improvements the new Microsoft Vista OS has to offer. In the book you will: * Automate Windows Vista Installation See how Windows installations can be automated for large-scale deployments using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). * Install and Maintain Devices Windows Vista contains device drivers for hundreds of PnP devices, and the Device Manager snap-in is the main utility on a local computer for managing them. * Customize Appearances, Taskbars, and Toolbars See how to use a personalization page, use the taskbar, and customize desktop themes. * Manage File System Formats, Partitions, and Volumes Learn how Windows Vista supports basic and dynamic volumes and two partition styles: MBR and GPT. * Increase File System Performance Learn how using tools such as disk defragging, cluster size adjustment, removing short filename support, and compression can help with performance. * Administer via Remote Remote Desktop and Windows Firewall can help administrators perform administrative tasks on remote computers. * Managing Services The Services utility allows you to view the status of services, as well as to disable nonessential services. * Configure TCP/IP in Vista See how to configure TCP/IP (both IPv4 and IPv6) via the user interface or via the netsh command. * See What’s New with Wireless in Vista Understand wireless security and learn how to install a wireless network. * Optimize Windows Startup, the Hard Disk, and More Optimize memory, applications, and the network connection, and see how to monitor performance. Contents Include Introducing and Installing Microsoft Vista Installing and Maintaining Hardware Devices and Drivers Customizing Desktop Properties Managing File Systems and Disks General Administration Tasks Managing Local Networking Essentials Managing the Wireless World and Its Security Managing Security Essentials Securing User Access Tuning for Better Performance Troubleshooting Provides the multi-tasked SysAdmin with the essential information needed to perform the daily tasks Covers the major new release of Windows, which will create significant challenges for IT managers Emphasizes best-practice security measures
How to Cheat at Managing Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) is a network monitoring tool that provides enterprise-class event and performance management for Windows Server System technologies. MOM's event and performance management tools discover problems before system administrators would ever find them, thereby enabling administrators to lower their costs of operations and simplify management of their Windows Server System infrastructure. MOM can notify system administrators of overloaded processors, depleted memory, or failed network connections affecting their Windows servers long before these problems bother users. Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 delivers open and scalable enterprise-class operational management by providing comprehensive event management, proactive monitoring and alerting, reporting and trend analysis, and system and application specific knowledge and tasks to improve the manageability of Windows Server System environments, including Windows, Exchange, SQL, IIS, Active Directory etc. * A users guide to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) enabling a cost reduction and simplification in managing your Windows Server System Infrastructure * Companion Web site for book offers dozens of customized scripts and tools for automating MOM 2005 and many other Windows Server products * There is no other compact resource like this for this core, Microsoft Server product
How to Cheat at Administering Office Communications Server 2007
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 is Microsoft’s latest version of Live Communications Server 2005. The product provides management for all synchronous communications that takes place in real time. This includes instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP), and audio conferencing and videoconferencing. It will work with your company’s existing telecommunications systems without major hardware upgrades. This means your business can deploy advanced VoIP and conferencing without tearing out its preexisting legacy telephone network. How to Cheat at Administering Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 provides the busy system administrator with any easy-to-access reference that provides step-by-step instructions on how to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Communicator across the network. It is the perfect tool for those who simply need to complete a task without reading through lots of theory and principles. • Get Inside Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Learn what’s new in OCS 2007, compare the previous editions, understand OCS 2007 server roles, plan an OCS 2007 installation. • Install the First OCS 2007 Front-End Server Address the prerequisites, prepare active directory, install and configure OCS 2007 Enterprise Edition, and verify the installation summary. • Configure the Edge Server Install the Edge Server, work with certificates, deal with security issues, and test the Edge Server. • Configure the Mediation Server Install the Configuration Server, configure dialing rules, configure users for voice functionality, and test voice functionality. • Configure Archiving Address compliance requirements, understand archiving topology, and install the Archiving Server. • Configure Conference Servers Understand on-premises conferencing, use on-premises conferencing, understand Microsoft RoundTable, and install conferencing. • Integrate OCS with PBX and IP-PBX Systems Use a gateway, configure Cisco CallManager as a Gateway, and understand CSTA/SIP gateways. • Integrate OCS with Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging Master Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging and architecture, Configure Exchange 2007 UM, and Combine OCS with Exchange 2007 UM. • Upgrade to Office Communications Server 2007 Plan your migration from LCS 2005 to OCS 2007, upgrade perimeter servers, upgrade director servers, upgrade front-end servers, perform user migration, and remove LCS 2005 from the network environment.
How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005
The perfect book for multi-tasked IT managers responsible for securing the latest version of SQL Server 2005. SQL Server is the perfect product for the How to Cheat series. It is an ambitious product that, for the average SysAdmin, will present a difficult migration path from earlier versions and a vexing number of new features. How to Cheat promises help in order to get SQL Server secured as quickly and safely as possible. Provides the multi-tasked Sys Admin with the essential information needed to perform the daily tasks Covers SQL Server 2005, which is a massive product with significant challenges for IT managers Emphasizes best-practice security measures
Physical Security for IT
The physical security of IT, network, and telecommunications assets is equally as important as cyber security. We justifiably fear the hacker, the virus writer and the cyber terrorist. But the disgruntled employee, the thief, the vandal, the corporate foe, and yes, the terrorist can easily cripple an organization by doing physical damage to IT assets. In many cases such damage can be far more difficult to recover from than a hack attack or malicious code incident. It does little good to have great computer security if wiring closets are easily accessible or individuals can readily walk into an office and sit down at a computer and gain access to systems and applications. Even though the skill level required to hack systems and write viruses is becoming widespread, the skill required to wield an ax, hammer, or fire hose and do thousands of dollars in damage is even more common. Although many books cover computer security from one perspective or another, they do not thoroughly address physical security. This book shows organizations how to design and implement physical security plans. It provides practical, easy-to-understand and readily usable advice to help organizations to improve physical security for IT, network, and telecommunications assets. * Expert advice on identifying physical security needs * Guidance on how to design and implement security plans to prevent the physical destruction of, or tampering with computers, network equipment, and telecommunications systems * Explanation of the processes for establishing a physical IT security function * Step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish physical security objectives * Illustrations of the major elements of a physical IT security plan * Specific guidance on how to develop and document physical security methods and procedures
The Real MCTS MCITP Exam 70 643 Prep Kit
This exam is designed to validate Windows Server 2008 applications platform configuration skills. This exam will fulfill the Windows Server 2008 Technology Specialist requirements of Exam 70-643. The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics: 250 to 5,000 or more users; three or more physical locations; and three or more domain controllers. MCTS candidates will manage network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management. In addition MCTS candidates must understant connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet. * Addresses both newcomers to MS certification, and those who are upgrading from Windows 2003. * Two full-function ExamDay practice exams guarantee double coverage of all exam objectives * Free download of audio FastTracks for use with iPods or other MP3 players * THE independent source of exam-day tips, techniques, and warnings not available from Microsoft * Comprehensive study guide guarantees 100% coverage of all Microsoft's exam objectives * Interactive FastTrack e-learning modules help simplify difficult exam topics
Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations
Find in-depth coverage of general networking concepts and basic instruction on Windows Server 2008 installation and management including active directory, DNS, Windows storage, and TCP/IP and IPv4 networking basics in Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations. One of three new books by best-selling author Mark Minasi, this guide explains what servers do, how basic networking works (IP basics and DNS/WINS basics), and the fundamentals of the under-the-hood technologies that support staff must understand. Learn how to install Windows Server 2008 and build a simple network, security concepts, and basic Windows Server administration.