How to Hide Server Information In Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2010-08-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-04

Anyone please explain me how to hide server information in WIndows Servers 2008

Any one knows please reply me.

Question by:activesoftware
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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What do you exactly want to do/hide ?
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Tony Johncock earned 250 total points
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Are you referring to the banner?

If so, the only way I've found is to use URLScan and follow the instructions in this article:

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If you want to restrict access to a hard drive so that other local users cannot access it has only below permission.

C Drive Root

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by:Tony Johncock
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Actually it's considered good practice to move the IIS folder to another location/drive. It reduces the attack profile.
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by:Brad Howe
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Tony1044 is correct. URLScan can remove server info using the "RemoveServerHeader" feature. 
With that said, the HTTP header, the TCP/IP response can be determined on most apps (including IIS) so EVEN IF you took that header off, it would still be possible to enumernate.
For example telnet to port 80 on your server and then press control-C.
Hope it helps,

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