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Working with the IIS Lockdown Tool

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Information Services Web Server have caused it to be hammered by hackers. Microsoft has responded by releasing a utility called the IIS Lockdown Tool 2.1. This tool is designed to help Windows administrators quickly and easily secure an IIS Web server. We’re going to demonstrate how to install and use this utility and see what it actually does.

Installing and using the tool The IIS Lockdown Tool is basically a wizard you can use to turn off some of the unused parts of IIS that are the most susceptible to hacker tampering. When you download the tool, you are prompted for a location to install the files, as shown in Figure A. more...

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