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

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Additional Security Changes

Additional security changes in Windows Server 2008 include groups, auditing, changes to default authentication protocols, and more—which all adds up to a more secure server.

New Groups

Windows Server 2008 adds several new default security groups, enabling better control of which users are allowed to do what functions. Table 23-6 shows the new groups in Windows Server 2008.

Table 23-6. New Groups in Windows Server 2008

Name of Group

New duty or role or changes from 2003

Cryptographic Operators

Members are authorized to perform cryptographic operations.

Certificate Service DCOM Access

Members of this group are allowed to connect to Certification Authorities in the enterprise.

Event Log Readers

Members of this group can read event ...

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