This guide will be an indispensable resource when you plan strategies to secure administrator-level accounts in Microsoft Windows NT-based operating systems such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. It addresses the problem of intruders who acquire administrator account credentials and then use them to compromise the network. The main goal of this guide is to provide prescriptive guidance in terms of the steps you can take to secure your local and domain-based administrator-level accounts and groups. This guidance is based on Microsoft Security Center of Excellence (SCoE) experience in customer environments and represents Microsoft best practices.
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[tags]security,windows xp,administrator account,windows server 2003,best practices[/tags]