By following windows server security best practices, you can ensure that your server is running under the minimum required security settings. Implementing security best practices does not mean that your systems do not have any vulnerability. But, it gives a sense of security that your system will not be easily compromised and it least will perform better when it has to fight against well-known threats and risks. A list of frequently used Windows server security best practices has been given below. You do not require any special knowledge to implement the following settings. [Read more…]
Direct access is the commercial name of Windows 2012 server’s remote access solution. In earlier versions of Windows, remote access offered limited features to the remote users. Windows 2012 is the first Microsoft server that makes remote access users feel like working within the corporate network. [Read more…]
To investigate Windows system security breach for any potential security breach, investigators need to collect forensic evidence. Microsoft has developed a number of free tools that any security investigator can use for his forensic analysis. This post will give you a list of easy-to-use and free forensic tools, include a few command line utilities and commands. [Read more…]
The main objective of a failover cluster is to ensure high availability of services. A failover cluster means that only one server–which is also known as active server–in the cluster will provide the service such as a file server or webserver. When this active server will go offline or will be out of service, another server in the cluster will provide the same service, without causing any service disruption. For instance, you have configured two windows 2008 servers in cluster mode to offer web service to your users. If, for any reason, the active server goes down, then the passive server will serve the webpages to your customers. [Read more…]
VPN is a trusted and secure network, which use tunneling and protocol(PPTP,L2TPIPSec) to make data transmission through the public network.
RAS: remote access service used to access server remotely from client terminal using dial-up connection.
IAS:Internet authentication service is used to remotely and centrally manage all RAS server and keep remote access policy centrally in a single location. [Read more…]
DNS or domain name system is one of the most important parts of client-server model. Without a DNS no client could be part of a domain and there will be no way you can convert domain name into the IP address of the server. In this post you will find basic procedures that you can use to configure DNS for your domain controller. Though the procedures described in this post is applicable to Windows 2003 server environment, but it will help you to develop a good understanding to deploy and manage a DNS sever higher than Windows 2003 environment. [Read more…]
The foundation of safer browsing experience depends on how much secure your web browser is. When you install any web browser such as Internet Explorer, you get a default security setting, which may not be suitable for your web privacy and data integrity.This article aims to help you to learn a few useful security tips of Microsoft IE 9. With the new Internet explorer version 9 you can enjoy safe browsing experience with faster surfing speed. If you want to enable these security features on your Internet explorer you have to learn how to change a couple of security setting s on your browser. In case you do not have downloaded IE 9 then you can do so by going at Microsoft’s official site for Internet Explorer download.
Now let’s see how you can change the security setting of your Internet browser and what the benefits of it are. The following are the security benefits:
- Active X control
- Smart screen filtering
- In private browsing
- Tracking protection
- Privacy Settings [Read more…]