Overview

Introduction

The Apply Operating System Updates module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Configure and Run Windows Update
  • Configure Network Security Policy

Exercise 1 - Configure and Run Windows Update

With the ever increasing number of security threats and vulnerabilities in software products, network administrators must be one-step ahead in fighting off these loopholes in their computer systems. One method of vulnerability remediation on Windows and Linux systems is applying missing patches, service packs and updates. Most of these can downloaded for free from product website of the software vendor.

In this exercise, you will configure some of the common properties of Windows Update. You will likewise run them manually and examine the parameters on how the installation of updates can be automated in Windows.

Exercise 2 - Configure Network Security Policy

For enterprise networks, it is essential that system administrators create restrictive account policies that govern the access and use of network resources by users and computers. This is also known as OS hardening. In this exercise, you will configure network account policies in a Windows domain.

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