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Win2K3 Server Security Recommendation

I am working to setup a Windows Server 2003 with the following funcitonality accessible to the outside world:
-Web Server
-DNS Server
-Exchange Email Server(front end)
-VPN Server

The server is going to be exposed to the public internet.

Can you give me your suggestions on structuring the accessible server for maximum security? What features should I include on the server? What features should I be careful to ensure are not running on the server.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no doubt that this is going to be a popular Q so i will just drop in a quick link that will show you some integrated security you can play with
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Security-Configuration-Wizard-Windows-Server-2003-SP1.html
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tiggermtAuthor Commented:
Great resource. Thank you!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no problem at all

there are plenty of additional options as well, such as ISA server for proxy and firewall etc etc, that link above is just integrated security

there is a TA purely for security if you want more ideas..
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tiggermtAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I checked out the Security topic, but didn't see to much directly applicable to Server security. How secure do you feel with a Windows Server 2003 compared to a Linux solution? (should I open a new topic for this)?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
personally i dislike linux but thats beause i have only ever touched on it lightly and windows is a lot user friendly so i can't really make a good comment on that for you, however, many many people ae big fans of linux security
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tiggermtAuthor Commented:
Understood. Thanks!
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