IIS Tool Tightens NT and W2K

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-12-10 Print this article Print

Microsoft updated its IIS Lockdown Wizard for IIS 4.0 and IIS 5.0 last month.

Microsoft updated its IIS Lockdown Wizard for IIS 4.0 and IIS 5.0 last month. The 2.1 release now includes profiles for various server configurations such as a Microsoft Exchange Server or a FrontPage-enabled Web server, so that the tool can leave enabled the IIS features necessary for these server applications to work.

IIS Lockdown Wizard 2.1 also automatically installs Microsofts formerly separate URL Scan tool to provide a single install for both of Microsofts IIS security add-ons. I strongly recommend running it because the Lockdown Wizard does an excellent job of hardening IIS. It can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/locktool.asp.

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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