Re: Windows XP Services Best Practice



Why not the Microsoft security guides as these days they are the same thing ;-)

First and foremost you are running them without admin rights...correct? If not... you can shut off services all you want but it won't help as much as non admin will.

Francisco Pecorella wrote:

Vic,

I think you can use the NIST Security Configuration Checklists Repository, specifically

Windows XP Security Guide
http://checklists.nist.gov/repository/1007.html

Windows XP Security Checklist
http://checklists.nist.gov/repository/1057.html

Windows 2003/XP/2000 Addendum
http://checklists.nist.gov/repository/1057.html

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Regards,
FP
----- Original Message ----- From: "Vic Brown" <vabrown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <focus-ms@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 10:58 PM
Subject: Windows XP Services Best Practice


Anyone has a useful link with with information about what XP Pro SP2 services should be "disabled" on enterprise desktops according to "best" practice? Basically I'm looking for something that has the service name, functionality, security implication, and best practice recommendation. Desktop users are only running an office suite.

TIA
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