Say, you are at a user workstation and need to determine when the password for the logged on user expires or if the user has any logon restrictions, then you can find out by running a simple command from the command-line interface.
To enable BitLocker on your computer you need administrator privileges and your computer has to have the appropriate TPM hardware or the appropriate Group Policy if TPM is not present. A check is performed after you enable BitLocker and an error is displayed in case your computer does not support BitLocker. Go here for more information.
BitLocker is a full volume encryption and system protection feature that is available on computers running the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7. It protects data on your hard drive if this is connected to a foreign system or when your system is booted off an alternate operating system in an attempt to steal data. Remember, that without the BitLocker encryption key, the data stored on the volume is inaccessible.
Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7 allows you to determine which networks your computer is connected to and the network designation assigned to those networks. The first time that you connect to a network you must choose a network location. This automatically designates the appropriate firewall and security settings for the type of network that you connect to.
How many times users forget their passwords! Authentication issues such as forgotten passwords can be easily resolved in a network environment with domain controllers. A domain administrator can perform a password reset for the user’s account from Active Directory while a local administrator can use the Users node of the Computer Management console or using the Manage Accounts option within the Users Accounts control panel. It is important to note that changing a user password will make the user lose access to all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates and stored passwords for web sites or network resources. In order to be able to recover these files, users need to have a backed up copy of the EFS key or through the EFS recovery agent if one is configured on the computer. If passwords and certificates were backed up then restoring the Windows Vault may help you recover some items.
Password Reset Disks can be created using universal serial bus (USB) storage devices. The weakness of password reset disks is that users need to be well accustomed as to keep these disks update whenever they create new users or change their passwords. Apart from this, users need to store these disks in a locked location as anyone in possession of this disk can gain access to the user’s files.