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Securing PHP Web Applications by William Ballad, Tricia Ballad

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12 Securing IIS and SQL Server

If you’re running a Windows Web server, odds are you skipped Chapter 11, “Securing Apache and MySQL.” Before you delve into this chapter, take a moment to read the first section in Chapter 11, “Programming Languages, Web Servers, and Operating Systems Are Inherently Insecure.”

Securing a Windows Server Environment

The first step in securing a Windows Web server is making sure that you’ve installed the latest patches from Microsoft. This isn’t to imply that you should upgrade Windows every time a newer version is released. Microsoft is notorious for releasing new versions of Windows before they’re really production-ready. Conventional wisdom is to wait until Service Pack 1 is released ...

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