Controlling Windows Services and Service Accounts

by Derek Melber
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

It has been a debate for years in the Microsoft community. Administrators and those concerned with security did not like the fact that Internet Information Services was started by default on Windows servers. With all of the security issues surrounding Internet Information Services, the complaint was valid (especially for domain controllers). In Windows Server 2003 Microsoft decided to not install Internet Information Services by default. This was a huge win for the administrative community and a great decision by Microsoft. This progress with Internet Information Services does beg to ask another question. If Internet Information Services was running by default in all Windows server versions before Server 2003, are there any other services that are running by default that might cause security issues?