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Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises: Chapter 1 Administering Vista Security: The

Windows Vista's little surprises
By Mark Minasi

Have a look inside Windows security guru Mark Minasi's latest book, Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises, with this excerpt from Chapter 1, "Administering Vista Security: The Little Surprises." Click here to purchase the entire book.


Summary: Get an early start on Windows Vista security and the technology shifts you'll need to know as a systems administrator. From leading Windows expert Mark Minasi comes this "just-in-time" book to get you there. This targeted, hands-on guide takes a rapid-fire approach to the biggest security changes and how they'll affect business as usual for those who must integrate and provide technical support for Windows Vista. You'll find practical instruction, tips, workarounds, and much more.

The first chapter of this book will teach you about the smaller surprises in Windows Vista, including:

  • Restoring the administrator
  • Securing Remote Desktop
  • Power user management
  • Managing the security options in Vista

About the authors:

Mark Minasi, MCSE, is one of the world's leading Windows authorities. He teaches classes in 15 countries and is a much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry gathering keynotes. His firm, MR&D, has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks. Mark has written over 15 books for Sybex, including the market-leading Mastering Windows Server 2003 and The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide.

Byron Hynes works in the Windows Server User Assistance group at Microsoft. He has prior experience running a regional Internet backbone, troubleshooting client-server and Web-enabled applications, and designing network infrastructures and security models. Byron co-authored Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory.

This was first published in March 2007

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