1.5 Summary

The Windows Server 2003 family of servers is the latest generation of operating systems to be built on the Windows NT code base. It provides numerous security advantages over its predecessors, but ultimately the level of security it provides depends on the level of security you want to deploy.

Throughout this book, I will examine the various security technologies that are a part of Windows Server 2003. Typically, I'll provide a detailed explanation of how each works and how it can be used within a comprehensive security plan. Then I'll examine common scenarios and show you, in detail, how to employ the technology correctly. I'll also cross-reference complementary security technologies that should be used together to provide a complete solution.