How to Cheat at Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

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Elsevier, Dec 15, 2005 - Computers - 500 pages
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

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To be fair, there's a great deal of detailed security-related information presented in this book. Unfortunately, there are several problems with the book that keep it from being useful for most ... Read full review

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Good tips and tricks for any domain admin


Chapter 1 Designing a Secure Network Framework
Chapter 2 Securing Servers Based on Function
Chapter 3 Designing a Secure Public Key Infrastructure
Chapter 4 Securing the Network Management Process
Chapter 5 Securing Network Services and Protocols
Chapter 6 Securing Internet Information Services
Chapter 7 Securing VPN and Extranet Communications
Chapter 8 Securing Active Directory
Chapter 9 Securing Network Resources
Chapter 10 Securing Network Clients

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Chris Peiris, .NET MVP, has a masters degree in IT, and bachelor of computing and bachelor of accounting degrees from Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Chris currently works for Avanade as a solutions architect. Chris has coauthored many books on web services, UDDI, C#, IIS, Java, and security topics. He has written many articles, reviews, and columns for various online publications including DevX, 15 Seconds, Wrox Press, and ASP Today. He is also a frequent speaker at professional developer conferences on Microsoft technologies. Chris has developed large-scale integration solutions for financial institutions, G2G, B2B, and media groups since 1995. Chris's current passions include WCF, WinFX, IBM Message Broker, and EAI. He lives with his family in Conder, ACT, in Australia. He can be reached at

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