Auditing Windows Servers

Since its introduction in 1985, Microsoft Windows has evolved into one of the world’s most pervasive operating systems for both servers and clients. This chapter covers the basic components of a Windows server audit. Many of the tools and resources discussed here are also applicable to Windows clients and could be used in conjunction with Chapter 14 on end-user computing devices.

We will discuss the following:

•   A brief history of Windows development

•   Windows essentials: learning about the target host

•   How to audit Windows servers

•   Tools and resources for enhancing your Windows audits


Microsoft and IBM worked jointly starting in the mid-1980s to develop the OS/2 platform as a planned ...

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