Security settings in Microsoft® Windows® 2000 OS
Need of security settings in Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system?
Microsoft Windows 2000 is one of the best Operating Systems introduced by Microsoft Corporation. This Operating System is a predecessor of Microsoft Windows XP and is a successor of Microsoft Windows 98. This Operating System is embedded with advanced features and techniques. It also includes enhanced security settings within it. Security settings are those settings that protect computer system from all sorts of infections, unwanted websites and offers security and privacy. The security features included with this OS are capable of eliminating highly malicious vulnerabilities. These security settings could be properly configured for efficient and secure use of this OS. With the help of security analyzer, security configuration toolkit and with numerous default security templates users could pick the level of security preferred in Microsoft Windows 2000 OS. Basically there are three levels of security settings and some commonly used ones are like password protection on accounts and on computer, disabling Windows guest account, resetting Windows Internet Explorer security setting to default, disable unnecessary system services and disable file and print sharing capability.
Detailed information about various security settings in Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system:
- Basic Security Considerations
- Mid Level Security Measures
- Advanced Security Settings
Basic Security Considerations
In this level of security settings users have to offer the system with the basic methods of protection. These security settings involves security features such as disabling guest account, providing physical security to the system used, limiting unnecessary accounts, renaming administrator accounts etc. These settings also include assigning password to the system, securing your back up tapes, uses NTFS protection to most of the partitions etc. All primary level of security is done here.
Mid Level Security Measures
This is the second level of security settings in Microsoft Windows OS. It involves improved security levels than the primary settings. Some of the security features included within it are using security configuration toolset included with Microsoft Windows 2000 in order to configure policies. Microsoft offers security configuration toolset that offers plug in templates. Some are like enabling auditing, shutting down unnecessary ports etc.
These are the most advanced security settings offered in Microsoft Windows 2000 OS. Some of the features or settings included with it are like setting power on password, disabling DirectDraw, disabling default shares etc.It includes enabling EFS that is Encrypting File System. Microsoft Windows 2000 offers powerful encryption system. This system helps to add extra layer of security for drives, files, or folders.
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