What Is Covered in This Book

Microsoft Windows Security Essentials is organized to provide you with the knowledge needed to master the basics of security in a Microsoft environment.

The objectives for this book are primarily focused on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Although Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 does include a lot of under-the-hood enhancements, there aren’t many differences covered in this book. Unless specific differences are mentioned, the topics apply equally to both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Occasionally, I mention both to remind you; but to avoid repetition, I often just refer to Windows Server 2008, implying both Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Chapter 1, “Understanding ...

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