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Top 10 Potential Problematic Security Settings
Many enterprise management tools rely on several of these features of the operating system:
Enterprise and other applications may require:
Administrative Shares (C$, ADMIN$) - AutoShareWks or AutoShareServer
Remote Registry Service
RestrictAnonymous (Null User Sessions)
NetBIOS over TCP/IP
LM VS. NTLM VS. NTLMv2 Authentication - LmCompatibilityLevel
File/Printer Sharing Bindings
To troubleshoot most of these settings, it is either:
- Turn it on
- Turn it off
- Tweak the value
For an application to function properly, it may require tuning several of the settings listed above.
The settings that are more difficult to troubleshoot are NTFS and Registry permissions.
There are two ways to troubleshoot these issues:
- Enable auditing of Failed Object Access, and watch for Failure events in the Event Viewer.
- Use third party tools such as FileMon and RegMon from SysInternals – http://www.sysinternals.com. Look for “Access Denied” alerts.
Article ID: 555069 - Last Review: March 5, 2004 - Revision: 1.0
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