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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Chapter 33. Study Guide

This chapter includes the following sections, which address various topics covered on the Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure MCSE exam:

Planning Network Security

Discusses the basics of network security and the tasks you should perform to begin designing a secure network

Designing Basic Security

Introduces the basic security features of Windows 2000 and the process of creating a security baseline

Encrypted Filesystem (EFS)

Presents information about the Encrypted Filesystem, Windows 2000’s system for storing encrypted files within the NTFS

Designing Auditing

Discusses Windows 2000’s auditing features and how they can be used to monitor network security

Securing Network Services

Presents methods of adding security to Windows 2000’s network services, including DNS, RIS, and Terminal Services

Designing Secure Connectivity

Discusses methods of securing connectivity to public networks, VPNs, and SMB (file sharing)

Planning IP Security

Presents the details of how IPSec (IP Security) can create secure communication channels between Windows 2000 computers

Planning Network Security

Security is an important consideration in any network, whether it means keeping highly confidential files private or simply allowing users access to the files and other resources they need. Windows 2000 adds a number of security features to those of Windows NT:

  • Active Directory replaces the SAM database in NT 4.0 for domain-level security, but retains SAM for workstation security. ...

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