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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    configuring Windows Server 2003 for optimal security


    I'm all set to go with my server to host websites. What I'd like to do, however, before I connect to the world is configure my system to the optimally security settings possible. I'm running Windows Server 2003. Are there any online guides/tutorials that go through this stuff in a step-by-step easy to understand manner? To be specific, I'm interested in utilizing the OS's own security settings like folder permissions, password authentication, anonymous logins, etc., not installing other software like antivirus or firewalls (although I do have these). Can anyone guide me in the right direction?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    The biggest piece of advice that I can offer you is run windows updates on a regular basis and use strong passwords.

    Here are a few guides that may be of assistance to you:
    Last edited by neb1211; 06-16-2005 at 08:36 PM.
    ~ Nick

  3. #3
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    Jul 2003
    Manchester (UK)

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    1,905 - Build, Share & Embed - Windows VPS Hosting, ASP.NET and SQL Server Hosting
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Use IPSec to filter traffic in and out:

    Harden the TCP/IP Stack:;en-us;324270

    To set things up properly read the Shared Web Hosting Deployment Guide and pay close attention to the sections that deal with ASP.NET:
    Affordable Business Web Site Hosting by Geo Redundant Hosting

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