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Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security

While most networks will secure their data on a server, some smaller LANs are forced to save and secure their data locally through Windows 2000 Professional. You should know how to configure local security through NTFS and Share permissions. Auditing of resources is also covered in this objective—so know it! Don't forget: You need to secure and audit printers. Recall that the results of Auditing are collected in the Security Log in Event Viewer.

Mobile computers have always presented a security problem: If the PC is lost or stolen, the data within may be jeopardized. To address this issue, Windows 2000 includes EFS (Encrypting File System). You need to know how EFS works, how to implement it, and how to recover encrypted files. You should also know how to regain access to the data should a user leave the company.

Again, System Policies come into play because they can control many aspects of security: user rights, restrictions, and control of users' activities. Know your policies now, and you'll be prepped for future exams as well.

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Study Hint: Secure folders, files, and printers; enable auditing and then test your security.

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