Although Windows 7 and its security were huge topics this year, they weren't the only concerns in the Windows enterprise. Check out the 10 best – and most popular – Windows security tips of 2009, including a guide to Sysinternals tools, information on password protection and the top registry keys for Windows XP.
tools: A must-have for every Windows security toolbox
By Kevin Beaver, Published 02.06.2009
Learn about the free Sysinternals tools that make managing and troubleshooting Windows-based PCs almost effortless for administrators.
Internet Explorer 8 Group Policy security settings
By Brien M. Posey, Published 05.06.2009
Internet Explorer 8 doesn't have nearly as many new security mechanisms as its predecessor; however, there are four Group Policy security settings for IE8 worth mentioning.
- Top 5
registry keys for Windows XP
By Eric Schultze, Published 09.23.2009
Systems administrators may not know about useful registry keys for Windows XP. Learn how they can help you secure your network, create drive shares, manage passwords and more.
Sysinternals tools in security management scenarios
By Kevin Beaver, Published 02.18.2009
Discover three valuable Sysinternals tools and common Windows security management scenarios in which these tools would be used.
Windows 7 stands up to security tests
By Kevin Beaver, Published 07.01.2009
Windows 7 is proving to be faster and more stable than its predecessor, but how does it measure up to security tests?
common password oversights to avoid
By Kevin Beaver, Published 08.05.2009
Protect your systems from weak passwords, poor password policies and any subsequent security issues with these nine tips designed to strengthen your password protection.
- A first
look at Windows 7 security enhancements
By Brien M. Posey, Published 03.11.2009
Microsoft plans to address complaints about the much-maligned security features in Vista -- chiefly the UAC and nag screens -- in the release of Windows 7.
patch management in seven steps
By Eric Schultze, Published 11.03.2009
Does your patch management process feel chaotic? With new patches popping up consistently, it's no surprise. Get some structure by breaking the process up into seven steps.
and documenting your Windows desktop security policies
By Kevin Beaver, Published 06.17.2009
Documenting and enacting the best Windows desktop security policies can prepare your Windows desktop environment for current and future desktop software.
should Windows shops use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer?
By Kevin Beaver, Published 03.18.2009
Learn about Microsoft's Baseline Security Analyzer, a free and easy-to-use tool that helps enterprises with necessary security scanning measures.
There is plenty more where this came from! Check out all our expert security tips and articles from 2009.
This was first published in December 2009