Architectural and Internal Windows Vista Security Improvements

Whenever possible, Windows Vista security features have been designed to be transparent to end users and to require no administration time. Nonetheless, administrators and developers can benefit from understanding the architectural improvements. This section describes these architectural and internal improvements, as well as improvements that require additional applications or infrastructure. Table 2-2 describes these features.

Table 2-2. Architectural and Internal Windows Vista Security Improvements



Code Integrity

Detects malicious modifications to kernel files at startup.

Windows Resource Protection

Prevents potentially dangerous changes to system resources.

Kernel ...

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