Local Account Security

Explore account security through automatic prompting, application blocking and more.

5 videos  //  24 minutes of training

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Course description

Administrator and non-administrator accounts are used for different reasons. Learn how to use policies, single sign-on and UAC to protect yourself and anyone else who uses your computer.

Course syllabus

Configuring UAC DemoDuration: 2:05

Universal Access Control is demonstrated, showing how to properly prompt you based on your security needs.

Domain vs Workgroup AccountsDuration: 2:38

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.

Domain vs Workgroup Accounts DemoDuration: 5:41

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

AppLockerDuration: 1:34

Learn how to use AppLocker to allow only specific applications to run on your Windows Server.

AppLocker using Group Policy DemoDuration: 12:23

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

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

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Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author.

Some interesting jobs he's performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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