Preventing Baseline Drift, and Preventing Pirated Software from Being Installed

Russell Smith, Security Expert, IT consultant

Russell Smith, Security Expert, IT consultant

Windows & IT Security Expert
Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to being a Contributing Editor at the Petri IT Knowledgebase and is an instructor at Pluralsight. Russell has more than 13 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft?s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series, and was a regular contributor at Windows IT Professional magazine.

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For years organizations have been deploying customized images of Windows to PCs, not only to expedite software installation and provide a default configuration, but also to reduce support costs. A standardized image helps prevent issues arising, but when they do, they can be resolved faster if the configuration of the device is in a known state.
Unfortunately, the prevalence of administrative rights and lack of application control allows users to modify system settings and install unwanted software, quickly moving devices away from a default set of configuration standards.
In this webinar, Russell Smith discusses how to overcome some of the challenges of removing administrative privileges from end users, and the options of implementing application control. You'll learn:
  • The challenges related to using standard user accounts in Windows, and how to overcome them.
  • How Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences can be used to prevent baseline drift.
  • The built-in options for implementing application control.