The Windows 2000 Resource Kit contains System Scanner, a security-assessment solution for Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, and W9x, that performs nearly 300 vulnerability checks, including:

Extensive system baseline capabilities, including file, registry, and user checks.

Browser-specific vulnerabilities.

Comprehensive Microsoft Internet Information Services and Microsoft Personal Web Server checks.

Checks for the presence of well-known TCP/IP-based services.

NetBIOS checks.

Java vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Office vulnerabilities.

Windows 95 Policy Editor configuration problems.

Susceptibility to denial-of-service attacks.

Configuration of virus scanners.

Registry security checks.

User policy configuration checks.

Remote access checks and modem checks.

You can also define your own security policies and schedule security scans. The System Scanner produces HTML reports that provide detailed descriptions of vulnerabilities detected on your computer and information necessary to correct them.

System Scanner is not installed during Windows 2000 Resource Kit installation. To install it:

1. Insert the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive and press Explore the CD when the setup screen appears.

2. Browse to <CD Drive:>\Apps\Systemscanner and double-click Sysscansetup.exe..

3. Follow the on-screen directions.

4. Start / Programs / ISS and press System Scanner Help.