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XP SP2 and WS 2003 SP1: Cram Session 1

Popular author, keynote speaker, technical trainer and columnist Mark Minasi dissects XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 in this series of five, 15-minute "cram sessions." Mark has pored over more than a thousand pages of Microsoft documentation and consolidated the information into five key sessions, available to busy Windows administrators in a humorous, provocative and informative self-paced learning environment. Find out the good and bad about Microsoft's latest desktop and server operating system service packs from Mark in his inimitable style.

 CRAM SESSION 1 INTRODUCTION, DATA EXECUTION PROTECTION AND STACK CHANGES

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SUMMARY:  Mark Minasi explains the differences between 64- and 32-bit Data Execution Protection -- the technology that is intended to prevent would-be attackers from inserting rogue code into memory and trick Windows into running the program. He also reviews TCP/IP stack changes.
WORKSHEET:  Get a copy and follow along in class
SPONSOR:  Software Spectrum

   WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY FROM THIS SESSION...
What is XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1

Data Execution Prevention: Definition, the 64- and 32-bit story and control

TCP/IP changes: restricting raw sockets and connections, 4226 events and loopbacks

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Return to the top of the page
Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, commentator and all-around alpha geek. Mark is best known for his books in the Mastering Windows series. What separates him from others is that he knows how to explain technical things to normal humans, and make them laugh while doing it. Mark's firm, MR&D, is based in Pungo, a town in Virginia's Tidewater area that is distinguished by having one -- and only one -- traffic light.
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This was first published in June 2005

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