Account Security Course

Exploring account and server security.

43 minutes

Course description

There are many ways to not only keep hackers away from compromising a Windows server, but we can also block unwanted applications from entering either a server or workstation. We can also keep junior administrators from gaining more administrative roles than is necessary by adding in Just-In-Time and Just Enough administration. This limits the amount of time and roles an admin can have, which can increase security.


Just In Time Administration (JIT)

Video - 00:03:00

JIT can be used to give just what an administrator needs without having to use all the tools, so a server can stay secure.
Just Enough Administration (JEA)

Video - 00:04:00

JEA can be used to make software compatible with allowing the correct administrator at the correct time to manage a piece of software using the JEA download from Microsoft.
Local administrator password solution

Video - 00:09:00

Provides management of local account password for domain-joined computers and how password rotation can increase security for these admin accounts.
AppLocker using group policy demo

Video - 00:12:00

Learn how to use AppLocker in Group Policy to allow other servers and clients to run only approved applications.

Video - 00:01:00

Learn how to use AppLocker to allow only specific applications to run on your Windows Server.
Domain vs. workgroup accounts demo

Video - 00:03:00

A demonstration of how to move a computer from a workgroup to an Active Directory domain.
Domain vs. workgroup accounts

Video - 00:03:00

Computer accounts are on a workgroup when first created, but you can join them to an Active Directory domain to increase security and have centralized control.
Configuring UAC demo

Video - 00:04:00

A demonstration of Universal Access Control on how to properly prompt you, based on your security needs.
Configuring UAC

Video - 00:02:00

A discussion of Universal Access Control on how to properly prompt you, based on your security needs.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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