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  • Access control overview: How it works

    Access control acts as the physical controls that prevent unauthorized access to your Windows systems. Get an overview of the five overriding principles of access control technologies and learn how access control works here. 

  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol/IPSec

    This excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" describes how the L2TP encapsulation works with a PPP frame and provides two layers of encapsulation. 

  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

    This excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" describes what PPTP is, what it does and issues with the first implementation. 

  • Standard WAP security options

    This excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" discusses five purported security mechanisms for wireless access points. 

  • Add 802.1x technology

    This excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" describes 802.1x, the current draft standard and what it uses to provide authentication. 

  • Securing wireless communications

    This excerpt from "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" describes four security implementation opportunities that exist for wireless networking. 

  • Group Policy Q&A -- Guarding wireless access points

    In this excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003," Roberta Bragg answers the question, "How can I prevent wireless access points from becoming an unguarded entry point into my network." 

  • Exam Cram Quiz #1 Answer Key

    Check your answers to the 10 Exam Cram prep questions from the MCSE Exam Cram 2 book "Designing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network." 

  • Designing a permission structure for files and folders

    Learn how to work with shares and NTFS permissions in this excerpt from Chapter 6 of the MCSE Exam Cram 2 book "Designing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network." 

  • Best practices for implementing IPSec policies

    There are several tricks to configuring IPSec policies effectively, depending on what Windows servers you're using. In the conclusion of his two-part series, Brien Posey outlines IPSec best practices, and offers some additional dos and don'ts for wor...