Chapter 1

Understanding Windows Server 2019 Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Working with basic Windows Server security

Bullet Securing files and folders

Bullet Working with the local security policy in Windows Server

Bullet Understanding Windows Security

Given the number of security breaches in the news today, it isn’t surprising that Microsoft has invested heavily in improving the security of Windows Server. But before you can get into the really cool, new security features of Windows Server 2019, you need a firm grasp on basic security concepts in general and a working knowledge of Windows security in particular.

In this chapter, I cover security basics. Think of this chapter like a security primer, with general security topics first, followed by Windows Server–specific topics (like .NET security, file and folder security, and the Windows Security App).

Understanding Basic Windows Server Security

Securing your server is arguably one of the most important things you need to do in your daily work. After all, you don’t want to go through all the effort to build and configure a server just to have it attacked. ...

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