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 Post subject: Best steps to secure Windows Home Server 2011
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:28 pm 
Willamette
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What are some tips or tricks to ensuring that Windows Home Server 2011 is as secure as possible? I'm redoing my server and going with Windows Home Server 2011 (was using Windows 2003 Server Standard, but it was too much for what I needed).

I'm aware of the basics: firewall, anti-virus, updates, etc. But are there any other things I should check and configure. My home network (right now) consists of about 5 computers connected via a router w/ built-in 4port switch, so it's nothing elaborate or complicated.

Suggestions? Basicaly, I want to keep people out who are not physically connected to my network (wired or wirelessly). Basically, I want to minimize the potential for someone to hack in. The router is fully configured with WPA2 Personal with a strong password for wireless and router settings.


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 Post subject: Re: Best steps to secure Windows Home Server 2011
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:28 pm 
Thoroughbred
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Make your server the IP resolver/DNS thingy. Make it so that only x number of IPs are available, such as 10.0.0.1-10.0.0.6 This will allow only 6 devices to connect. Remember, Android phones and WiFi printers each eat an IP.


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