Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond: Architecting, Designing, Planning, and Deploying Windows Server 2012 Security Solutions

  • 6h 46m
  • Debra Littlejohn Shinder, Thomas W. Shinder, Yuri Diogenes
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond shows you how to architect, design, plan, and deploy Microsoft security technologies for Windows 8/Server 2012 in the enterprise. The book covers security technologies that apply to both client and server and enables you to identify and deploy Windows 8 security features in your systems based on different business and deployment scenarios. The book is a single source for learning how to secure Windows 8 in many systems, including core, endpoint, and anywhere access.

Authors Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes, both Microsoft employees, bring you insider knowledge of the Windows 8 platform, discussing how to deploy Windows security technologies effectively in both the traditional datacenter and in new cloud-based solutions. With this book, you will understand the conceptual underpinnings of Windows 8 security and how to deploy these features in a test lab and in pilot and production environments.

The book's revolutionary "Test Lab Guide" approach lets you test every subject in a predefined test lab environment. This, combined with conceptual and deployment guidance, enables you to understand the technologies and move from lab to production faster than ever before. Critical material is also presented in key concepts and scenario-based approaches to evaluation, planning, deployment, and management.

  • Provides practical examples of how to design and deploy a world-class security infrastructure to protect both Windows 8 and non-Microsoft assets on your system
  • Written by two Microsoft employees who provide an inside look at the security features of Windows 8
  • Test Lab Guides enable you to test everything before deploying live to your system

About the Author

Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry. Prior to entering IT, Tom graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree and was a practicing neurologist with special interests in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Tom began his career in IT as a consultant and has worked with many large companies, including Fina Oil, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Dell, and many others. He started his writing career toward the end of the 1990s and has published over 30 books on Windows, Windows Networking, Windows Security and ISA Server/TMG, UAG, and Microsoft DirectAccess. For over a decade, ISA Server and TMG were Tom's passions, and he ran the popular Web site, in addition to writing eight books on ISA/TMG. Tom joined Microsoft in December of 2009 as a member of the UAG DirectAccess team and started the popular "Edge Man" blog that covered UAG DirectAccess. He is currently a Principal Knowledge Engineer in the Server and Cloud Division Information Experience Group Solution's Team and his primary focus now is private cloud—with special interests in private cloud infrastructure and security.

Yuri Diogenes started working in the IT field as computer operator back in 1993 using MS-DOS 5.5 and Windows 3.1. In 1998, he moved to a Microsoft Partner where he was instructor for computer classes and also wrote internal training materials on topics such as Windows NT 4 and Networking Essentials. His initial experience with security started in 1998 when he had to set up the Internet security connectivity using Microsoft Proxy 2.0 and Cisco routers. In 2001 Yuri released his first book (in Portuguese) about Cisco CCNA Certification. In 2003, Yuri accepted the offer to be a Professor in the University in Brazil where he taught operating system and computer network classes. In December 2003, he moved to United States to work for Microsoft as a contractor in the Customer Service and Support for Latin America messaging division. In 2004, he moved to Dell Computers in Round Rock, Texas, to work as Server Advisor in the Network Operating System (NOS) Team, primarily dealing with Windows, Exchange, and ISA (2000/2004).

Yuri returned to Microsoft as a full-time employee in 2006 to work again on the Customer Service and Support for Latin America, but at this time to be dedicated to the platform division. There he was responsible for primarily supporting Windows Networking and ISA Server (200/2004/2006) for enterprise customers from Latin America. In 2007, he joined the Customer Services and Support Security Team as a Security Support Engineer where he was dedicated to work with Edge protection (ISA Server and then TMG). In 2010 Yuri cowrote the Forefront Administrator's Companion book and also three other Forefront books in partnership with Thomas W. Shinder. During this time, Yuri also wrote articles for his own blog (, TechNet Magazine, ISSA Journal, and other Security magazines in Brazil.

Nowadays, Yuri works as a senior technical writer for the Server and Cloud division Information Experience Team where he writes articles about cloud infrastructure with security functionalities baked in. In his current role, he also delivers presentations at public events such as TechED US, Europe, Brazil, and internal Microsoft conferences such as TechReady. Currently, Yuri is also working on his master degree in Cybersecurity Intelligence & Forensics at UTICA while also writing the second edition of his Security+ book (in Portuguese).

Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology consultant, trainer and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and client and server security over the last fourteen years. These include Scene of the Cybercrime: Computer Forensics Handbook, published by Syngress, and Computer Networking Essentials, published by Cisco Press. She is co-author, with her husband, Dr. Thomas Shinder, of the best-selling Configuring ISA Server 2000, Configuring ISA Server 2004, and ISA Server and Beyond.

Deb has been a tech editor, developmental editor and contributor on over 20 additional books on networking and security subjects, as well as study guides for Microsoft's MCSE exams, CompTIA's Security+ exam and TruSecure's ICSA certification. She formerly edited the Element K Inside Windows Server Security journal. She authored a weekly column for TechRepublic's Windows blog, called Microsoft Insights and a monthly column on Cybercrime, and is a regular contributor to their Security blog, Smart Phones blog and other TR blogs. She is the lead author on and, and her articles have appeared in print magazines such as Windows IT Pro (formerly Windows & .NET) Magazine. She has authored training material, corporate whitepapers, marketing material, webinars and product documentation for Microsoft Corporation, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, DigitalThink, GFI Software, Sunbelt Software, CNET and other technology companies.

Deb specializes in security issues, cybercrime/computer forensics and Microsoft server products; she has been awarded Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status in Enterprise Security for eight years in a row. A former police officer and police academy instructor, she has taught many courses at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX and sits on the board of the Criminal Justice Training Center there. She is a fourth generation Texan and lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Planning Platform Security
  • Planning Server Role in Windows Server 2012
  • Deploying Directory Services and Certificate Services
  • Deploying AD FS and AD RMS in Windows Server 2012
  • Patch Management with Windows Server 2012
  • Virtualization Security
  • Controlling Access to Your Environment with Authentication and Authorization
  • Endpoint Security
  • Secure Client Deployment with Trusted Boot and BitLocker
  • Mitigating Application's Vulnerabilities
  • Mitigating Network Vulnerabilities
  • Unified Remote Access and BranchCache
  • DirectAccess Deployment Scenarios
  • Protecting Legacy Remote Clients
  • Cloud Security


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