2871997 – Update to Improve Credentials Protection and Management – Version: 1.0

Revision Note: V1.0 (May 13, 2014): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for supported editions of Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 that improves credential protection and domain authentication controls to reduce credential theft. This update provides additional protection for the Local Security Authority (LSA), adds a restricted admin mode for Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP), introduces support for the protected account-restricted domain user category, and enforces stricter authentication policies for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 machines as clients.

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