NT2580 Graded Assignments Essay

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Graded Assignments

STUDENT COPY

The following sections contain student copies of the assignments. These must be distributed to students prior to the due dates for the assignments. Online students will have access to these documents in PDF format, which will be available for downloading at any time during the course.

Graded Assignment Requirements

Assignment Requirements documents provided below must be printed and distributed to students for guidance on completing the assignments and submitting them for grading.

Instructors must remind students to retain all handouts and assignment documents issued in every unit, as well as student-prepared documentation and graded assignments. Some or all these documents will be used
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Unit 2 Assignment 2: Microsoft Environment Analysis
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
You will learn how to analyze a mixed-version Microsoft Windows environment and to identify the issues described in Microsoft Security Advisories.
Assignment Requirements
You are reviewing the security status for a small Microsoft workgroup LAN. The workgroup contains many distinct separations in the network as determined by group memberships. The network consists of computers working on a variety of client platforms, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and server products in a single environment. An example of the network divisions is as follows:
Windows laptops: Traveling salespeople, remote suppliers, branch offices
Windows desktops: Accounting group, developer group, customer service group
Windows servers: Administrative server, Microsoft SharePoint server, Server Message Block (SMB) server
Microsoft Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) are addressed through security advisories with a corresponding advisory ID. Other CVE sources attach a CVE ID to advisories. Go through the archive of Microsoft Security Advisories on the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/archive.mspx (accessed September 15, 2010)
Answer the following questions based on the advisories for the past 12 months:
1. What
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