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RPC/HTTP on Windows SBS 2003

By davide ·
I'm considering implemeneting RPC/HTTP on a SBS2003 and using an internal certificate.

What security measures should I require as a minimum before implementing?
Is it secure enough if there if the only firewall being used is the ISA on the server?

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by TechSoEasy In reply to RPC/HTTP on Windows SBS 2 ...

"secure enough" is a relative term. For many small businesses, SBS configured properly with ISA Server is "Good Enough" security. (see this article about that:

Personally, I think that in most cases, ISA is fine on it's own, but I always put a hardware router/firewall in between SBS and the Internet connection. Usually nothing more than an inexpensive router/firewall which provides stateful packet inspection... something along the lines of a NetGear FVS318.

If you already have implemented Outlook Web Access or Remote Web Workplace ( then you really aren't exposing your server any more than you are currently because RPC/HTTPS uses the same port 443 that's already open for those services.

Jeffrey B. Kane [SBS MVP]

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