Certificate Services

November 14, 2005


Certificate Services "Certificate Services provides customizable services for issuing and managing certificates that are used in software security systems that employ public key technology. Certificate Services is available on computers running Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Standard Edition; Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Enterprise Edition; and Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Datacenter Edition."

Huge resource.. contains checklists, how-to's, etc.

The Administrator Accounts Security Planning Guide

November 11, 2005


The Administrator Accounts Security Planning Guide: "This guide will be an indispensable resource when you plan strategies to secure administrator-level accounts in Microsoft Windows NTbased operating systems such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. It addresses the problem of intruders who acquire administrator account credentials and then use them to compromise the network. The main goal of this guide is to provide prescriptive guidance in terms of the steps you can take to secure your local and domain-based administrator-level accounts and groups. This guidance is based on Microsoft Security Center of Excellence (SCoE) experience in customer environments and represents Microsoft best practices."

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