Identifying Essential Windows Services: Part 1

An important part of hardening Windows servers against attack is disabling any unnecessary services on your machines. A freshly installed member server running Windows Server 2003 with no specific roles defined (that is, not a file server or a print server or a web server, and so on) has more than 80 installed services visible in the Services console. These services are configured by default in various ways, with some configured for Automatic startup and therefore running by default, some configured for Manual startup and either stopped or running, and some configured as Disabled and therefore stopped. Identifying Essential Windows Services: Part 1

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