Hardening Microsoft Windows OS Administration

Hardening the Windows operating system administration involves protecting the Administrator user accounts and ensuring computers are up to date. You’ve already learned that disabling the built-in Windows Administrator account is a recommended step. After you create other user accounts with Administrator privileges, disable the default Administrator account and use the new accounts for all administrative tasks. Enable strong passwords and set Administrator passwords to expire on a regular basis. These settings will help keep your Administrator user accounts secure.

Since a common administrative activity is to evaluate and change security settings, it is very helpful to create and maintain baselines. ...

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