Enabling system-wide security

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Security features in Windows ServerĀ 2008 provide means to protect your digital media resources. You can use access control lists (ACLs) or the Active Directory directory service to assign users and resources into groups, enabling a more precise security model within your organization.

Internet Information Services (IIS) provides security against intrusion by unauthenticated Internet users in two ways. It provides authentication methods (Windows Integrated and Digest) that Windows Media Services includes through its authentication plug-ins.

If you have installed Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web or are hosting Web sites to distribute your content, you should consider using Web server permissions in conjunction with the NTFS file system permissions to prevent intruders from gaining access to all or parts of your Web site.

In This Section

Transferring data securely

Using the NTFS file system

About Web server permissions

Protecting custom plug-ins