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Lab 7

1. Define SCW and explain how it is used.
*SCW stands for Security Configuration Wizard; it is a competent that assist
the administrator in creating security policies to harden machines.
2. Can SCW apply security policies to multiple servers at a time?
*You have to set the security policies on one server first then you can apply
those to all the servers on the network.
3. Would the same policy work for any server in your network? Why or why not?
*Yes all the servers can be hardened with the same security policies; the only
back draw is if you specify a server not to have the security policy setting
applied to a certain server.
4. The SCW allows a security policy to be applied now or later. Why might a
network administrator want to apply a policy later?
*SCW can be applied later by doing this an administrator can continue
working without disabling some of the applications, roles and settings that
would be terminated under the security policy.
5. Why would disabling services be important for securing and optimizing server
performance? What determines which services get disabled?
By disabling services you can ensure your security policy is working, follows
the settings the SCW set, hardening your system properly and following the
optimization brought forth with the SCW. The SCW will determine what
services get disabled when the Administrator uses it to form the security
6. What types of Windows Firewall are built-in with the Windows ’08 operating
system? What are the differences between them?
The Windows Firewall types are Outbound packet filtering (spyware+viruses),
advanced packet filter (destination IP addresses+Ports), IPsec (allow+deny on
security certificates), Windows Filtering Platform, Rules configured for
services and managing separate firewall profiles.
7. How are SCW policies tied with Windows Firewall?
The SCW policies you can reduce the attack surface of a computer running
the Windows Server® 2008 operating system by customizing the security
settings of server roles. SCW helps you apply these changes to the Firewall.