Server Security [RA]
Based on a Reading Assignment to review various server types and how to improve their security. Jul 4
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A print server , or printer server , is a device that connects printers to client computers over a network . It accepts print jobs from the computers and send the jobs to the appropriate printers. Print servers may support a variety of industry-standard or proprietary printing protocols including Internet Printing Protocol , Line Printer Daemon protocol , NetWare , NetBIOS/NetBEUI , or JetDirect . A print server may be a networked computer with one or more shared printers.
Information exists almost everywhere in your organization; on servers, laptops, desktops, removable devices, and in emails.
Active Directory ( AD ) is a directory service created by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems. An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user is a system administrator or normal user. [ 1 ] Active Directory makes use of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) versions 2 and 3, Kerberos and DNS . [ edit ] History
Overview FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) is a service of the File Services role in Windows Server 2008. You can use FSRM to enhance your ability to manage and monitor storage activities on your file server.
Planning security for your print servers and determining how to restrict access to them is an important part of print server administration. In Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008, only full system administrators were able to perform print administrative tasks. In Windows Server 2008 R2, you can now delegate print management tasks directly to users who are not system administrators.
Six years ago, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates put security at the top of the agenda with the announcement of the company's Trustworthy Computing initiative. The fruits of this initiative are evident in Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, which is packed with new security features and enhancements straight out of the box. It's rarely wise to state that a new operating system is more secure than its predecessor because security flaws can take months to come to light after the software is released, but in the case of Windows Server 2008, we can say it with some confidence. That's because it shares the same code base as Windows Vista, which was released more than 18 months ago—so in effect the code is already tried and tested, and security patches to Vista have been incorporated into the Windows Server 2008 code. So what are the new security features and enhancements?
Communication between two computers (shown in grey) connected through a third computer (shown in red) acting as a proxy. In computer networks , a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server and the proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control its complexity. Today, most proxies are web proxies , facilitating access to content on the World Wide Web . [ edit ] Uses A proxy server has a variety of potential purposes, including: