Security Configuration Wizard
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack-surface reduction tool included with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. SCW guides administrators in creating security policies based on the minimum functionality required for a server's role or roles.
In Windows Server 2008, you can use SCW to reduce the attack surface of your servers by modifying security settings for roles, role services, and features.
This guide provides step-by-step procedures for using SCW to create and apply a security policy to a prototype server in a test environment.
The Help describes how to use SCW and provides information to assist you in making decisions about role-based service configuration settings, network security settings, registry settings, and audit policy settings that are included in the security policy created by SCW.
This April 2007 TechNet Magazine article by John Morello discusses SCW as it is used in Windows Server 2003 and its evolution for Windows Server 2008.
Visit the discussion forum to look for answers to questions about SCW. Type SCW in the search field to see discussions that refer to SCW.
Visit the Solution Accelerators TechCenter to browse for solutions and guidance on many different scenarios. The security guidance provided for Windows Server 2008 will help you as you create security policies with SCW.