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  1. #1

    Post Securing windows 2003 webserver (Helm)

    Does anyone know any how-to's for securing a windows 2003 server?

    I'm planning to order a windows 2003 server with Helm and would like to know something about securing windows 2003 like:

    - What firewall to use
    - What virusscanner to use
    - What services/ports to disable/close
    - What other tools to install comparable to APF/BFD,mod_security, snort etc.

    Any tips are welcome!!

    BTW, I found this how-to only, but it really is very simple with not enough information..

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=372592

    Thanks
    I wish I was a carpenter

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    Hello,

    Don't know if you want to contact them, but web host automation also do a server security audit. It's around $100. They go over the entire server and make sure everythings secure and then give you a report on what was done. Depends wether you want to do it youself or have someone else do it all for you.

    Just a thought,

    Regards,
    Matt
    Matt Midgley
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    http://matt.midgley.name

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    Thanks for your suggestion Matt, however I'd rather learn it myself since I'm quite experienced in Windows..

    What I need to know what I should secure when it comes to webservices eg. mysql, asp etc. on a windows box.

    Any tips or suggestions are welcome!!
    I wish I was a carpenter

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    hello,

    in the website of Helm (webhostautomation.com) you can find the list of the 3rd party softwares that are competible with Helm.

    and for us, some security on windows server has been fixed itself after installin SP2 for Windows server.

    regards,
    Pandora ISP - Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Domain Registration
    [email protected]

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    Originally posted by arnot
    hello,

    in the website of Helm (webhostautomation.com) you can find the list of the 3rd party softwares that are competible with Helm.

    and for us, some security on windows server has been fixed itself after installin SP2 for Windows server.

    regards,
    uh...Windows 2000 or 2003? 'cause Windows2003 only have SP1 so far.

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    uh...Windows 2000 or 2003? 'cause Windows2003 only have SP1 so far.
    ooo ... sorry for the mistake... Win 2003 with SP1
    Pandora ISP - Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Domain Registration
    [email protected]

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    Thanks everyone!

    I just found a very usefull site with tips about securing windows:

    http://www.dynamicnet.net/customer/h...ex_windows.htm

    Any tips are welcome!
    I wish I was a carpenter

  8. #8
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    There are lots of HowTos you can find under WHA forums :

    http://forums.webhostautomation.com

    I also do Helm Installation, Configuration and Server Hardening.. If anyone is interested they can let me know.

    Thanks
    Rubal Jain // E-Mail - Rubal [at] Rubal.Net
    Helm Control Panel Setup, Installation, Configuration, Troubleshooting
    Helm Server Move, Service Migrations, Restorations, IP Renumbering
    Windows Server Setup, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Basic Security & Hardening

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