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    Securing Windows 2000 Server

    This solution provides technical guidance that helps the reader understand, evaluate, and address security issues in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server environments.
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        The Securing Windows 2000 Server solution uses the principles of the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF), the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), and the Security Risk Management Discipline (SRMD) to help readers identify and assess threats and vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server environments. The solution provides information to help organizations determine which risks have the greatest potential impact on their domain infrastructures, as well as guidance for the use of IPsec filters to lock down specific server roles. Dedicated chapters address the topics of patch management, auditing and intrusion detection, and incident response, and the appendices provide information about the purpose of all Windows 2000 services, registry access control changes, disabling NetBIOS, and configuring digital certificates on domain controllers. Send questions or feedback to us directly at

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    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

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          5. Find the installed files in your My Documents folder or by looking in the Start/All Programs menu for a shortcut.
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