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    The Services and Service Accounts Security Planning Guide

    Language:
    English
    This guide helps in planning strategies to run services securely under the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 and Windows® XP operating systems. It addresses the common problem of Windows services that are set to run with the highest possible privileges, which an attacker could compromise.
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      The_Services_and_Service_Accounts_Security_Planning_Guide.zip

      Date Published:

      6/29/2005

      File Size:

      347 KB

        The Services and Service Accounts Security Planning Guide is designed to be an important resource when organizations plan their strategy to run services more securely under the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003™ and Windows® XP operating systems. It addresses the common problem of Windows services that are set to run with highest possible privileges, which an attacker could compromise to gain full and unrestricted access to the computer or domain, or even to the entire forest. It describes ways to identify services that can run with lesser privileges, and explains how to downgrade those privileges methodically. This guide can help organizations assess their existing services infrastructure and make some important planning decisions in relation to future service deployments.

        The Services and Service Accounts Security Planning Guide is a practical support document for business and information technology (IT) professionals who are planning a strategy for running services more securely. Its primary goals and objectives are to:
        • Introduce the concepts of running services more securely.
        • Describe the importance of running services more securely.
        • Describe the principles and strategies to apply when planning a program to run services more securely.
        • Describe the best practice guidelines to follow to run services more securely
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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