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Checklist- How to Hardening IIS Servers

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									?Web site and application code is becoming progressively more intricate. Dynamic
Web sites and applications might contain defective code that leaks memory or causes
errors such as access violations. Therefore, a Web server Application must be able to
handle active manager of the application and able to handle runtime error and detect
send response automatically to application server.
Use the following checklists given below to ensure that you have correctly
implemented all security settings and actions given
Configuring Active Directory IIS Server OU Structure


Create the IIS Servers OU.
Create the Incremental IIS Server Policy
Link the GPO to the IIS Servers OU
Import the security template for the corresponding client environment into the newly
created GPO.

IIS Server Hardening Steps:
Install and configure Windows Server 2003.
Install and configure IIS services:

 Install only necessary IIS components.
Enable Only Essential Web Service Extensions.
Place Content on a Dedicated Disk Volume.
Configure NTFS permissions.
Configure IIS Web Site permissions.
Configure IIS logging.

Apply any required service packs and/or updates.
Install and configure a virus protection solution.
Install and configure MOM agents or similar monitoring solution as required.
Move appropriate server to the corresponding IIS Servers OU.
Secure well-known accounts Rename the built-in Administrator account, assign a
complex password. Ensure Guest account is disabled. Change default account
description.

Secure services accounts.
Consider implementing IPSec Filters.
Verify Incremental IIS Server Policy has replicated between domain controllers.
Run GPUPDATE.EXE /FORCE.
Restart the server.
Check the Event Logs for errors.

								
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