By Mark Minasi
An inside of examine home windows Vista protection for structures Administrators
Get an early begin on home windows Vista protection and the expertise shifts you have to to grasp as a structures administrator. From best home windows professional Mark Minasi comes this "just-in-time" ebook to get you there. This precise, hands-on consultant takes a rapid-fire method of the most important safeguard alterations and the way they are going to impact company as ordinary should you needs to combine and supply technical aid for home windows Vista. you will discover useful guideline, information, workarounds, and masses more.
* paintings via a slew of Vista surprises, similar to going online as Administrator and the way to re-enable Run
* realize how virtualization works--and the place it doesn't
* discover why you could not delete documents in System32, although you're an Administrator
* Get accustomed to new post-boot safety features corresponding to PatchGuard
* safeguard laptops to the max with the leading edge BitLocker feature
* Meet the hot home windows Integrity mechanism
* discover the made over occasion Viewer, occasion forwarding, and new troubleshooting tools
pass above and past what you've gotten heard approximately Vista
observe the adjustments to percentage and Registry Access
compensate for all of the encryption information and services
try Vista distant computing device with its better security
concerning the Series
The Mark Minasi home windows Administrator Library equips process directors with in-depth technical recommendations to the various demanding situations linked to administering home windows in an company surroundings. sequence editor Mark Minasi, a number one home windows professional, not just selects the themes and authors, he additionally develops every one publication to fulfill the categorical wishes and objectives of platforms directors, MIS execs, help-desk body of workers, and company programmers.
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You've just gotta love it: no spaces, short and sweet. But we've been living with Documents and Settings for six and some years, so Microsoft knows that there will be some application out there that doesn't follow the rules, and decides to write some data to c:\documents and settings \ some-users-name \ some-folder-name instead of just asking the operating system where that user's profile folder is. To combat that, Microsoft creates a Documents and Settings folder on the drive, but hides it. Then they take things a step further and set its NTFS permissions to—you'll love this—deny the Everyone group read access to Documents and Settings.
If a document doesn't print, then you get a big can't-miss-it pop-up in the system tray to that effect. Windows applications are just as bad as Windows itself, and I offer Adobe Acrobat Reader as Exhibit A. When Adobe Reader decides that you're gonna get an update, then while you're getting it, Reader puts this huge dialog box on your screen with status information, a dialog box without a "minimize" button. But what's always puzzled me about Windows' "chatter level" is that there are things that it doesn't say a blessed thing about, but that might be useful.
C:\Users\mark>dir newfiles Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 4834-858C Directory of C:\Users\mark File Not Found C:\Users\mark> Here, I start a transaction, then create a new folder and put a file in that folder. " Where will this be useful? Well, File and Registry-based transactions will be pretty useful for applying patches. Heck, you could actually install and test a piece of software, and then uninstall it via a transaction rollback. But that'd only work if the software didn't require a reboot; any reboots act as a transaction /rollback.
Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises by Mark Minasi