Windows 2003 Security

Last Updated on 23 May 2007, Total: 33 Articles and Tutorials

  1. Security Concerns for Migrations and Upgrades to Windows Active Directory

    Most organizations are either at Windows Active Directory or they are contemplating that move now. If you fall in the latter category, you have some decisions to make. You need to decide how you will get from where you are now, possibly a Windows NT domain(s), to Windows 2000 or Server 2003 Active Directory domain(s)... Read More

  2. Making MOM More Secure

    Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 is a great solution for managing your Exchange, SQL and other servers -- but what about security? In this article, we'll discuss some of the security issues related to MOM 2005, how Microsoft has made this version of MOM more secure, and best practices for deploying MOM in the most secure way possible... Read More

  3. Using Saved Queries

    Do you ever wonder why Microsoft has not built in more reporting tools to their operating systems? Have you ever wanted to email Microsoft and suggest that they at least allow some form of reporting on the security related details of user, group, and computer accounts? With the significant advancements that Microsoft has made with Active Directory over the past... Read More

  4. Security Configuration Wizard in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft has developed an almost ideal tool to help you configure security on computers in your organization. The tool is the Security Configuration Wizard, which is available in Windows Server 2003 service pack 1. The tool can help you configure services, network security, auditing, registry settings, and more. The wizard accomplishes these goals by producing security policies, which can be... Read More

  5. Windows Server 2003 Hardening List (Part 1)

    In this article, we will cover the most common issues that you will need to look over to make certain that your Windows Server 2003 is completely locked down from attack. We will look at the most common items you will need to address in Part 1, and then in subsequent parts, we will look at other items such as... Read More

  6. Windows Update Services Review

    The long awaited Microsoft patch management replacement for SUS is finally in public Beta and provides some much required features... Read More

  7. MSSQL and Security

    When planning a secure MS SQL-based computer system you have to focus on several key elements: an appropriate installation with proper access rights, well-set rules for MS SQL users and a mechanism which would register all the operations performed in a database so that in case of problems the administrator could take closer and easier guesses about their real source... Read More

  8. Securing Server 2003 Domain Controllers

    Because the domain controller, as its name implies, in many ways has control over your Windows domain and all of the computers that belong to it, it is essential that you take extra precautions to ensure that your DCs are and remain secure. In this article, we will look at a few of the important security measures you should take... Read More

  9. Making Microsoft Software Update Services Part of your Patch Management Strategy

    Windows Server 2003 includes a number of interesting and useful new features, and one that will be especially helpful to administrators who are struggling with a way to keep a large number of systems updated with the appropriate patches and fixes is the Software Update Service (SUS). SUS can also run on Windows 2000. In this article, we’ll describe how... Read More

  10. IPv6: Windows Server 2003 Supports a More Secure IP – Sort of

    When you think of version 6, the “next generation” of the Internet Protocol, your first thought is probably more available addresses. Indeed, the primary reason for developing a new version of IP was the anticipated critical shortage of addresses under the 32 bit addressing scheme of version 4. However, IPv6 provides for more than just an increase in the number... Read More