Chapter 4. Securing DB2 on Windows

Okay, it is confession time. How many of you DBAs out there spent hours playing Solitaire on Windows 3.1?

First Words

DB2 9 on Windows has come to the forefront as a robust solution for organizations standardizing on the Windows platform. As deployments on Windows platforms continue to increase, DB2 DBAs can expect to be asked to support these environments. If you are a UNIX or Linux DBA, the good news is that the majority of the code base for the DB2 product is primarily the same for Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms, but there are some significant security differences based on operating systems.

In a Windows environment, there may be considerable differences in the division of responsibilities between the ...

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