Securing Data on a Windows Server Course

Data can be secured in multiple ways. The data stream can be intercepted and the data itself can be stolen. Let's explore the topic.

58 minutes

Course description

In this course, we'll look at how to encrypt both the stream and the data to ensure data integrity from the point of entry to the egress. You learn how to encrypt simple folders and files using the built-in EFS utility and entire hard drives using BitLocker. You'll also learn how to restore encrypted files if there's an issue with certificate corruption.


Add auditing to monitor shared resources

Video - 00:07:00

A demonstration of how to enable and read auditing and advanced auditing to see what users are doing with the shared files and folders.
Anti-encryption feature demo

Video - 00:04:00

A demonstration of how to keep third-party products (such as malware) from encrypting files on your Windows server.
BitLocker demonstration on a Hyper-V virtual machine

Video - 00:09:00

BitLocker works differently on a virtual machine because of virtual trusted platform modules. This will be demonstrated.
Data encryption using BitLocker

Video - 00:02:00

A demonstration of BitLocker data encryption, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and key restoration.
EFS demonstrated

Video - 00:07:00

File and folder encryption is demonstrated, along with a recovery agent certificate as a backup.
Encrypting File System (EFS)

Video - 00:02:00

File and folder encryption is discussed to encrypt specific data on your Windows server.
Share permissions demo

Video - 00:09:00

A demonstration of share permissions.
Share permissions

Video - 00:04:00

An examination of share permissions for users to open files on a file server securely.
NTFS permissions demo

Video - 00:10:00

Permissions to files and folders in the security tab are demonstrated.
NTFS permissions

Video - 00:03:00

A discussion of permissions to files and folders in the security tab.

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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