In this chapter, you will learn:
• The history of Windows and its product family
• Windows auditing
• Automation and configuration
• Windows network security
• Workgroups and Active Directory
Windows has been around for nearly 30 years as of this writing. The first several versions were not technically operating systems. During Windows’ first decade or more of existence it was actually just a shell that ran on top of another operating system: DOS. Windows offered a more appealing interface than the plain command line that DOS provided. ...