A.1. Windows 2000 Server Security Checklist
Before you begin this checklist, be sure that you have a complete system backup. Also, read through the entire checklist before taking any specific actions. If your Windows 2000 Server will perform special functions (such as hosting an Exchange service), be sure that the changes don't break functionality. Refer to Microsoft's online Knowledge Base (http://support.microsoft.com) for more information concerning additional security settings:
Physical security is more than just locking a server in a room. It includes providing adequate protection against climate effects (including static electricity and heat) and logging users who gain access to physical resources—IS professionals can ...