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Ultimate Boot CD on a SBS 2003?

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Hey Experts!!

We've been infected with a Trojan on our SBS 2003.  I was wondering what the best way to go about getting rid of it is? I'd like to use a UBCD for Windows, but not sure if it will work on an SBS 2003 system.  

Any and all recommendations are appreciated!
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by:CHutchins
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Ive never used the root apps on a server but you can try combofix it will eliminate just about everything under the sun.
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by:LZ1
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I just saw that combofix will only run on non-server editions of Windows.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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@CHutchins the bootcd you refer to contains pirated software and is not referenced on EE.  

@LZ1 If you are looking for a good boot device try creating one with SARDU.  It takes some time for the downloads, but is well worth it.  I haven't used it on the system specified, but have used it on Server 2003 R2.  You need to be very careful using it on any server system though.  See my article on SARDU (version 1.x, 2.x is out now and is much better):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_3038-Boot-Disks-UBCD-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html
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@tzucker: This SARDU seems like a good option.  Hopefully it works on SBS 2003.  

I've never done this on a server system though. Anything in particular I need to be aware of?  

Also, do I need to make the disc from the system it's going to be used on?
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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You can make it on any system (choose one that you can leave alone for a while, since if you download everything it comes to ~4.6gb - which means you will have to eliminate some things in order to fit on DVD, I use a USB device).  I have several SARDU images, 1 for DVD, and 2 for USB (larger).  

It's been a while since I used it on the server, but beware of using anything that runs without giving you options to choose what to quarantine/delete.  Also I download and created my own version of UBCD4Win (you can update all virus definitions and apps).  I then renamed it and put it in the SARDU ISO directory.  My suggestion for this is to let SARDU download a version of it's own and then name your version the same and copy over SARDU's version.  If you choose the UBCD4Win option in your SARDU created disk, try Vipre first, it runs well on server installations.

Whatever you do be sure you have a backup before doing anything.
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by:LZ1
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Sorry to be so ignorant tzucker, but is there a step by step tutorial for making one of these boot DVD/USB's?  

Also, how can I get the server to boot from a USB?
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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I personally haven't booted from USB on my server, I use the DVD.  If you follow the article it should be fairly obvious how to make a bootable DVD/USB.

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Download SARDU from http://www.sarducd.it/downloads.html

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Click each button in the SARDU menu to download each image (ISO or IMG) - note there is at least 1 torrent you have to use a torrent client for and at least 1 zip you have to decompress

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Once you have finished check each box you want to include in the resulting ISO or bootable USB

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Click the button to either create an ISO or USB

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If you create an ISO, you will then need to burn it to a DVD (make sure the size is 4.4gb or less)
Hope that helps!
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by:lancecurwensville
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@tzucker:
I don't want to hi-jack a tread, but what is it about UBCD for Windows that is pirated?  I'll accept that it is without dispute but I've never heard that it was.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Not UBCD4Win, but the one that rhymes with sirens.  Some software on that CD must be legally licensed and is not.
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@tzucker:

thanks for clarification
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by:LZ1
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@tzucker: Do you have any recommendations for the software I should choose when burning to the ISO?  I did most of the anti-virus programs, but what about the utilities/Linux/Windows?
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Thomas Zucker-Scharff earned 500 total points
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For burning the ISO try DeepBurner.  In terms of what to download note that UBCD in the utility section is NOT UBCD4Win, which is in the Windows section.  I would download UBCD4Win and any Windows recovery disks you might use in the Windows section.  Ubuntu in the Linux section, and pretty much everything in the utility section (they come in handy) - Note that Trinity Rescue Kit has a steep learning curve if you are not used to Linux.
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