Best way to lock down and secure Windows Server 2008

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What is the best way to lock down and secure a Windows server 2008? We want to block all remote connections and secure passwords and what not.

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Pull the network cables out and set a long complex password. If you are on a domain using AD you can have upto 128 characters for this. Thats the best way of securing a server.

If you want to just heavily restrict traffic to it look to your firewall policies and default domain/domain controller policy for security.

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  • Guardian
    You can also disable any remote login and allow only selected users through remote settings. Also you can disable any services required on the server. If working in a domain, then on the DC you could set password complexity and limited the minimum set of characters to ensure passwords are complex. Regards NMM
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    http://4sysops.com/archives/very-useful-security-guide-how-to-harden-windows-server-2008/
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