Chapter 3. Windows Security Tools and Techniques

What Are User Accounts? 46

Controlling the Logon and Authentication Process 55

Ensuring the Security of Files 63

Securing Your Computer: A Checklist 66

Advanced Security Options 76

Who do you trust?

That's not a rhetorical question. Trust is the fundamental underlying principle of all Microsoft Windows security features. As the administrator of a computer or the owner of data, you have the power to decide who can be trusted with access to your computer and its files and who should be locked out. The desktop operating systems Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional provide an assortment of system components and tools that can help you reliably identify anyone trying to access protected resources. In this ...

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