The firewall configuration interface looks similar to that in Windows XP, but ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) rules are kept elsewhere—in the advanced configuration pane.
2eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – Advanced Firewall Configuration Screen
We needed to access a different configuration screen to set up the outbound firewall rules.
3eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – Configuring Windows Firewall via Group Policy
Vista offers pretty rich firewall controls via Group Policy. However, these settings are available in a newer ADMX GPO (Group Policy Object) format, so they cannot be used for legacy Windows XP systems.
4eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – Limited Defender Management
We could configure only a few of Windows Defenders behaviors via Group Policy. Here, we turn it off so we can use something else.
5eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – Enabling USB Thumb Drives for BitLocker
To enable the use of thumb drives instead of a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip, we needed to modify the local GPO or a domain-based GPO.
6eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – The BitLocker Configuration Dialog
This screen shows BitLocker enabled, but if a TPM chip is not present and the GPO isnt changed to allow the use of USB drives, we couldnt get this far.
7eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – BitLocker Wizard
Through the BitLocker wizard, we could define where to store the decryption key and the recovery password, and specify whether to perform the system check.
8eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Security – BitLocker Error
When the security check fails to detect the presence of a TPM chip or a USB key containing the correct decryption key, BitLocker cancels the disk encryption.