ITS 3250 - Securing Systems

Windows Server 2012 Security
Chapter 2, among other sources

This lesson explores server roles and security related to them.

Concepts:

In exploring the idea of applying security settings based on server roles, I was surprised at the responses I gathered from my sources in my day job. The most succinct and telling response came from the specialist who set up our virtual web server:

I asked "After you create a virtual server, as you did for our web server, do you do any hardening on it?" My associate responded, "It's part of the IMAC process and the build and our process and…", which tells you that we have a composite system, created by multiple entities, and controlled in part by each of them. Maybe there is a certain amount of security in that no one entity controls all of it.

That being the case, we can attempt to gather more cogent information from promising web sources, among them a lab in our textbook, and make some observations about using the automated tool in Windows Server 2012.

Sources:

Server Hardening - Windows Server 2012, WS2012, Secure | TechNet
Oct 18, 2012 - Defense in depth, the practice of protecting against potential threats from as ... with their different characteristics, are configured with the best security practices? ... In Windows Server 2012, the Security Configuration Wizard.

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Cyber security starts here - harden windows servers | Jarvis Labs ...
May 15, 2017 - Harden windows servers. Windows Server 2012 has new security features, best practice wizards, and sleeker interfaces

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Security Configuration Wizard - TechNet - Microsoft
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 ... SCW is a role-based tool: you can use it to create a policy that enables services, firewall rules, ...

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Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond: ...
Thomas W Shinder, ‎Yuri Diogenes, ‎Debra Littlejohn Shinder - 2013 - ‎
Computers Role. in. Windows. Server. 2012. CONTENTS Server Role and Security Considerations . ... 21 Using Security Configuration Wizard to Harden the Server .

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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 - Google Books Result
Mark Minasi, ‎Kevin Greene, ‎Christian Booth - 2013 - ‎Computers
Adding the Web Server Role via Service Manager Windows Server 2012 ... but also mandates dependency services and implies suggestions for hardening.

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Create a Windows Security Baseline Group Policy Object with ...
https://macgyveritblog.wordpress.com/.../create-a-windows-security-baseline-group-p...
Feb 12, 2014 - Expand the desired operating system or application version and then select a role. In my case I chose Windows Server 2012

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Assignments

Assignments for these chapters will be found in Blackboard. We will explore that in class.