4. Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Microsoft's security philosophy

Using security tools

Encrypting data

Developing a security strategy

What's New

Security was a major focus area for Microsoft during the development of Windows Server 2003. In fact, Microsoft created its new Trustworthy Computing initiative during the development of Windows Server 2003 and actually suspended Windows Server 2003's development for two months to focus exclusively on security issues.

As a result, Windows Server 2003 is perhaps the most secure out-of-the-box version of Windows to date. However, that does not mean you can simply install Windows Server 2003 and have a completely secure server. Security always involves a trade-off between security and functionality, ...

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