Windows in the Work Environment

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Time
26 hours 10 minutes
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Beginner
CEU/CPE
26
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>> Hello everybody and welcome to this lecture.
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In this lecture we're going be covering
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Microsoft Windows for
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your work environment so that'd be like
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your office, your enterprise organization.
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This should be a short lecture,
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but let's go ahead and get started.
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Windows for your work environment.
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As of right now, you know that
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Windows is an operating system that runs
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and you can use it for
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your personal tasks or you can use it for your work.
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It's something that you see in person,
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but what you probably don't know, maybe you do.
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If you've been working in IT,
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you probably do know this.
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Windows Server is an operating system
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that runs on servers,
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hence the name,
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and it supports devices such as
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yours that you may be
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using to watch this course right now.
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If you are running Windows
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or if you are running Linux or Mac,
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actually all of these operating systems
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can work alongside Windows Server,
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and you work in any type of office setting,
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chances are you do have a server and
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that server may be running Windows on.
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It's like a Windows Server 2012 or 2016.
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Those servers perform specific tasks,
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things like supporting your devices.
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If you're using an enterprise device,
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maybe you need to join
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a domain and so you would have a domain server,
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a server that runs when those as
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an operating system like Windows Server,
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and it has the Active Directory
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and domain controller built
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into it or installed onto it and configured to manage
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your device along with the other devices in your company.
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Another use for Windows in
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a work environment is to create an IIS server,
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which is a web server similar to an Apache server.
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It hosts files up in the web so that
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you can access those through your web browser,
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like www dot, whatever,
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your website.com about could
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be hosted through an IIS server,
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and those are things that are managed
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>> by Windows server.
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>> It can take care of the security concerns
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for people in your organization by
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restricting users and the company
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from doing certain things,
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accessing websites,
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opening certain applications or
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downloading applications, things like that.
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It has a lot of features that are great for everybody.
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You can create features for
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specific departments and it can serve lots
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of employees across the globe
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depending on how you configure all the settings.
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One other thing that we talked a little bit about
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is that Windows server can handle domain services.
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Basically what a domain is is
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just a large database of all the users in
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your organization or all the groups in
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your organization that needs to be managed.
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What I mean by that is that you
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need to make sure that those users
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have what they need and only
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what they need in order to do their job.
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Those things can be handled by the domain controller.
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You can start by
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managing who has access into the resources,
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the files, the services that
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you allow your employees to access.
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Maybe you only allow certain employees to access.
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Those are other things that can be dictated by
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the domain controller and the domain services,
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which is all handled
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by Windows in the work environment Windows Server.
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Those are some pretty cool things you can do.
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All of these things can be managed within
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a centralized place so
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your user management can be done in one place,
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and it makes it really easy to get
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a high-level overview of who's in your organization,
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any points of weakness
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that are in your organization that need to be closed up.
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Maybe you had some people that left
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the organization but their accounts are still exposed.
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You could still access that so that
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another user won't exploit those open accounts,
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and close up any security gaps
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that might be available for attackers.
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Features, what this does is it
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basically helps with data confidentiality by
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protecting and hiding valuable information
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to only people who need access to it.
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The encrypted file system protects
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all the individual files and folders,
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but also the entire file system,
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so the entire directory itself and its
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built-in to the NTFS file system.
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BitLocker encrypts the entire disk
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so not just the entire file system, but everything,
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all sectors of the disk
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itself and all the info within that disk is encrypted,
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including the operating system.
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That about wraps up this lecture,
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I will see you guys in the next one.
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