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Security Tools - Windows Security
This article provides information for updating and securing Microsoft Windows file and printer sharing, SQL Server, and IIS.
System administrators must pay close attention to the secure configuration and maintenance of Windows systems if they are to be run on an open network. Below we have compiled a series of links to resources which may help with your running of these machines.
Windows Service Packs and Hotfixes
Please remember that security is an ongoing process. Most commonly, machines are compromised by known vulnerabilities for which the software vendors have already released patches. Applying all available patches at system installation and regularly updating the system are your best defense against most attacks.
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server is a database server package which uses the SQL query language. Like many database server products on the market, it was designed to be operated behind a firewall and needs extra attention to its configuration as well as being current on the security patches to secure it against attack. Microsoft also makes a version of MSSQL Server called Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) which is often bundled with third party software and is vulnerable to the same attacks as MSSQL Server.
- Microsoft's Database and SQL Server Security pages