Reporting on system security

In newer versions of Windows, Microsoft has added the Action Center. This area reports on key security and maintenance aspects of your system and quickly alerts Administrators to errors.

In Server 2012, there are five categories tracked in the Action Center:

  • Network Access Protection: This controls network access in secure environments
    • Service name napagent
  • Smart Screen: This controls how unknown applications are handled on the system
    • It is stored in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  • User Account Control: This controls how elevated permissions are handled on the system
    • It is stored in HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • Windows Activation: It activates Windows with Microsoft ...

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