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ISO27001 in a Windows® Environment: The best practice handbook for a Microsoft® Windows® environment, Second Edition by Brian Honan

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Appendix 1. Overview of Security Settings for Windows Server® 2008 Servers and Domain Controllers

This appendix explains each of the settings identified in Chapters 9 to 11 and provides explanations for why the recommended settings are necessary if you are to effectively secure the Microsoft environment.

Service pack and hotfixes

Current service pack installed

Microsoft distributes large updates to its operating system that contain all major and minor bugfixes and, in some cases, enhancements to the operating system. At the time of writing,[37] the service pack currently available for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 is Service Pack 2. Microsoft completes extensive testing on the service pack prior to release. However, you should ensure that all service ...

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