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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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More Security Features

Many of the new or improved features discussed thus far play a role in security. The following sections discuss some features that appeared first in Windows Vista but have an even more important role in Windows Server 2008.

Address Space Load Randomization

Address Space Load Randomization (ASLR) is another one of the non-glamorous but exceedingly worthwhile features that are rife in Windows Server 2008. In previous versions of Windows (until Windows Vista and now Windows Server 2008) system executables and DLLs always load at the same location, allowing malware to find APIs residing at fixed addresses. ASLR makes certain that no two subsequent instances of an operating system load the same system drivers in the same place. ...

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