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Can anyone point me at some good resources on Windows hardening servers and desktop? From 2000 upwards. Thanks.

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My go-to site for this sort of thing is the NSA.

Check out http://www.nsa.gov/ia/guidance/security_configuration_guides/operating_systems.shtml for a number of OSes that they support for hardening.

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http://nvd.nist.gov/fdcc/index.cfm

also search on disa stig!

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I wish I had the balls to implement the FDCC where I work, but whiny users would roam the halls looking for my head. –  ajstein Feb 4 '11 at 3:00
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This site helped me a lot on the "acient" side :)

http://www.gotroot.com/Windows+Hardening+Guide

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The CERT(R) Guide to System and Network Security Practices by Julia Allen merits a look.

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