IT 255 – PROJECT PART 2
STUDENT SSCP DOMAIN RESEARCH PAPER
With Windows Server 2008 Applications, you can make OU’s, Groups and User’s, and you can set GPO’s for the OU’s, Groups and / or Users requirements or restrictions.
Below are some reasons for upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 with service Pack 1(SP1). As we go through each one of the issues stated above we address the concerns and exploit Windows Server 2008. With the new technology of today and the improvements with Windows Server 2008, not only is Windows Server 2008 an OSI, but much more than that. So let us take a look at some of the good reasons for upgrading.
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With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Upgrade: Allows the (CEO) usage of BlackBerry devices and all employees with cell phones can email and if need have encryption capabilities. On Windows Server 2008 have application for encryption option and you can apply them to emails and / or ports for security purposes. This allows emails and voice over secured IP addresses. Nor for you to use your BlackBerry you must be running Version 5.0 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for Microsoft Exchange) or higher on Windows Server.
Using Windows Server 2008 is compatible with all OSI systems to include Mac OSI. To use Mac OSI you must down load a patch from Windows Small Business Server. With a couple clicks of the mouse you get to keep your Mac X machines. Every one of the 5000 computers in the company can run off Windows Server 2008. By setting up groups and users accounts and separating the domains into different trees for manageable security and controls.
Webroot: Web Security Service; Scope of Protection: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper is a very comprehensive desktop antivirus package. The software protects from threats from several sources, and the several layers of protection keep your computer safe. Webroot protects PCs from viruses in all forms, as well as worms, Trojans, malware, and rootkits. Webroot monitors and detects all sorts of malicious files and just plain unwanted programs like adware, dialers, cookies, and keyloggers. The integrated Spy Sweeper is amazing standalone anti-spyware software that in itself protects from a variety of computer threats.
Use the GPO’s to control the usage or prevent users from using USB removable disks (USB flash drives). Using Event Viewer to help maintain control over the Server / workstation connected to the server.
As a variation to Disable USB Disks, you can prevent users from using any portable USB removable disk or flash drive by using a custom .ADM file that can be imported into the Local Group Policy (thus effecting only the local computer) or by using Active Directory-based Group Policy Objects (also known as GPOs). Follow the steps outlined in the Adding New Administrative Templates to a GPO article on general instructions on how to add or remove an .ADM file from the Administrative Templates section in GPO.
Note: This tip will allow you to block usage of USB removable disks, but will continue to allow usage of USB mice, keyboards or any other USB-based device that is NOT a portable disk.
After you downloaded the ADM file (pdf) and installed it read the instruction and download the other two links and follow the instruction and this will enable you to disengage USB or CD/DVD and still keep mouse and keyboard still working.
Event Viewer and Resulting Internet Communication in Windows Server 2008 Benefits and Purposes of Event Viewer. Administrators can use Event Viewer to view and manage event logs. Event logs...