15 steps to hardening Windows Server 2003
Jonathan Hassell, author of Hardening Windows, recently conducted a checklist-style webcast that outlined 15 steps you can take right now to harden Windows Server 2003 against various threats. Here's a look at Jonathan's 15 steps and some of the main points he discussed.
Step 1: Be rigid on passwords
Main points: Enforce stronger authentication by encouraging the use of passphrases and requiring a 15-character minimum.
Step 2: Use Windows XP software restriction policies through Group Policy
Main points: Use Group Policy to block all extensions related to scripts and disallow especially nefarious programs (cmd. exe, Regedit.exe). 15 steps to hardening Windows Server 2003
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