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Uninstalling Windows Services for UNIX

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Antivirus scan found a trojan installation of Dameware remote control on our main security server. While checking it out I figured I'd run some other scans too, one reported "vulnerability in Windows Services for UNIX".

I can't find it under CP regular Uninstall or Windows Components. We do nothing with UNIX so it sounds like something that shouldn't be there, but I wasn't sure how to handle it.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS07-053.mspx reports some fixes for the vulnerability, but I can't even tell if I have version 3 or 3.5 on this server.

Here's what I'd like to know:

Is this a normal part of Windows?

If so I should I download the patch? Microsoft Update doesn't show anything but that link shows a security update I can download. I just need to know which version I even have installed.

If it's not a normal installation, how should I remove it?

Thanks
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Hello fletchwj,

To enable/disable  Windows Services for UNIX open Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs. Now click on Add/Remove Windows Components. Double click on Active Directory Services and select Identity Management for Unix.

Windows 2003 R2 includes  Windows Services for UNIX but does not enable by default.

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jss1199
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Thanks for responding jss1199. I'm looking at that server now, it's Windows 2003 Standard SP2. It is a domain controller. I looked where you said but Windows Components do not contain an entry for "Active Directory Services" anywhere that I can see. Closest I got was some UNIX printing services under "Other Network Print and File Services" but there was nothing checked off in this entire category so I dont' think that's it.

Now I'm looking around in "Active Directory Sites and Services" but I haven't found anything yet. Any other idea where I might find this UNIX service to uninstall it? I wonder if maybe that scanner just got some kind of false positive on this...
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Well I'm not getting any more action on this question.

jss1199, since you at least were able to tell me this thing shouldn't be enabled by default, I'm just going to award you the points.
I still don't know how to find the service so I think I'll post a new question about what files or folders would actually be present if this was really installed. Thanks.
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