Complete Guide to Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a piece of software installed on the operating system and it makes it very difficult to exploit a vulnerability on a system or software. It provides the capability of preventing different exploitation techniques on the operating system or software level when security patch for the faulty software is not released. The benefits of using EMET are as follows:

  • It is very easy to use and does not include any complicated processes.
  • In order to prevent an operating system or software from exploitation, there is no need for the source code of the software and all it takes is to install and configure EMET before or after the faulty software is installed.
  • EMET can be configured for all the operating system components, processes and drivers and also individual applications and softwares installed on the operating system.
  • It can also work with legacy software and applications that exist in an organization’s infrastructure and cannot be easily phased out.

Protection Levels

There are two types of settings on EMET which can be configured to provide mitigation:

  • System Settings: These settings will apply to the whole operating system and its components and drivers.
  • Application Settings: These settings will apply to specific applications installed on the operating system.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Implement and Configure BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows Server 2012 R2

In the first part of this guide you will learn how to install the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature on a Windows Server 2012 R2.

  1. Log on to Example-Server01.
  2. On the Start screen click Server Manager.
  3. On the Server Manager window, click Manage on the top right and from the menu select Add Roles and Features.
  4. On the Before you begin page, click Next.
  5. On the Select installation type page, select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.
  6. On the Select destination server page, select Select a server from the server pool and then select from the Server pool in the middle table and click Next.
  7. On the Select server roles page, click Next.
  8. On the Select features page, select BitLocker Drive Encryption from the list and in the new dialog box select Include management tools (if applicable) and click Add Features.
  9. On the WDS page, click Next.
  10. On the Select role services page, click Deployment Server and Transport Server and click Next.
  11. On the Confirm installation selections, Click Install.
  12. Once the installation finished successfully, click Close.

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