CYA Securing IIS 6.0 by Cheah Ch.H., Schaefer K.

By Cheah Ch.H., Schaefer K.

In home windows Server 2003, the IIS 6.0 internet server is switched off via default, for safety purposes. but when you have to flip it on and use it, you have got a few hardening to do. The quickest resolution: purchase this e-book and do what it tells you.Start through hardening home windows Server itself (including oft-neglected steps like maintaining log records so crackers cannot hide). how to set up IIS with basically the providers you wish; configure MIME forms and IP tackle regulations; organize SSL and authentication; safe FTP, NNTP, and POP3 or SMTP mail companies, WebDAV, FrontPage extensions, and more.With checklists all through - and "reality tests" that exhibit a few an important gotchas - this ebook could be pretty well essential to operating IIS 6.0 directors.

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Select Custom Configuration and click Next. 5. 2). 0 6. These components will be explained in the next section. Do not do install either at the moment; click Next. 7. Review the list of items to be configured on the Summary of Selections screen and click Next. Windows will now copy files from your installation media, and configure IIS. These components are: ■ The IIS core files (including the IISAdmin service). ■ The World Wide Web Publishing service. ■ A default website, located in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ (where c:\ is the drive containing Windows).

Finally, you should be aware of the location of the various administrative tools used to manage IIS and its related services. 0 Using the Configure Your Server Wizard Windows Server 2003 provides a Configure Your Server wizard that can be used to quickly configure your server to perform one or more roles. Configuring your server to perform a role installs and configures the necessary components for the server to provide those services. Roles include File Server, Domain Controller and DHCP Server.

6). NET application being hosted on your IIS server. NET framework class libraries. 1). If you are running other applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server, you need to make sure that all related patches Hardening Windows Server 2003 • Chapter 2 and updates of the products have been updated as well, as vulnerabilities in one of these components may eventually allow attackers to take over the entire server. You will receive notification via e-mail when Microsoft releases a new security bulletin.

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