Monday, April 02, 2007

A simple way to Secure Microsoft Exchange 2003

One of the easiest ways to secure Microsoft Exchange 2003 is to not run Microsoft Exchange 2003 on an Active Directory Domain controller. This way IF your Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server is compramised you will not have to worry about your Active Directory data being compramised as well.

Small Business Server users should take note of this as the default install of Small Business Server has Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server running on your Active Directory Domain Controller with Microsoft SQL Server running as well. Also more than likely this same server is also running your Active Directory DNS server, DHCP server, WINS server and in some cases even your public Web Site running on IIS and an FTP server also running on IIS.

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