I've setup a Windows 2008 R2 server with an Active Directory Domain Services role. I would like to apply the Specialized Security – Limited Functionality (SSLF) security baseline to it, but am unsure how to go about this.

I have downloaded and installed Security Compliance Manager tool. I think I need to use some file from this, but am unsure which one and how to apply it to the 2008 Server. I am really new to all this so step by step guides would be greatly appreciated.

  • Move this to Server Fault.
    – Steve
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 16:23
  • You'll want the GPOAccelerator and a method to test. Everything you need to know about securing server 2008 (as a baseline) can be found here: docstoc.com/docs/5089940/Windows-Server-2008-Security-Guide
    – iivel
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 20:54
  • @SteveSyfuhs, I'm on the fence... it is a sysadmin q, but it is about hardening the system...
    – AviD
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 7:28
  • I'm with @SteveSyfuhs on this one. If the question was about specific configuration options, or looking to identify baselines, it would be more relevant here. However, @bert48 seems to already have a baseline in mind and just needs to get it on to the system. That's much more a "Server Admin" function than it is an "IT Security" issue.
    – Iszi
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 9:13

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Has been replaced by the SCM toolkit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fb8b981f-227c-4af6-a44b-b115696a80ac&displaylang=en

Over view of SCM toolkit: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/microsoft-security-compliance-manager-scm.aspx

SCM getting started guide: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/microsoft-security-compliance-manager-scm-getting-started.aspx

SCM frequently asked questions: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/microsoft-security-compliance-manager-scm-frequently-asked-questions-faq.aspx

Windows 2008 security resource book: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Server-2008-Security-Resource/dp/0735625042/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294339984&sr=8-1


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