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Windows 2000 security lockdowns?

Posted on 2003-11-05
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Hi,

Does anyone know of a few sites where I can get some lists of ways to secure my windows 2000 server?    It is a webserver on a hosted by a company that I have 'Remote Desktop Connection' access to.

I need to secure the server from hacking etc...the IIS.

I dont have a firwwall, software or hardware, and have no budget to get one.


I need to know the best ways to lock the server down?


With thanks,
Caspar

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Get the security guide from the NSA:  http://www.nsa.gov/snac/index.html
It contains the best practice used by security specialists.

cheers
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Will a hosting company allow you sufficient admin access to make this type of changes?
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gidds99 - I have a dedicated server, which I access through remote desktop connection.  I have complete control over the server and you would over a localhost.

sunray_2003 - thank you the list provided was useful

Gnart - Blimey, the NSA archive looks pretty good, cheers!

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I use RDP connections at work everyday but what I meant was will they have you as a member of the local administrators group.  As if for example they just set you up as an ordinary user with IIS admin rights then you would not have the required level of access to make many of changes suggested in the answers.  
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