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Enabling system-wide security

The security features of Windows Server 2003 provide the means to protect your digital media resources. You can use access control lists (ACLs) or the Active Directory directory service to assign users and resources into groups, enabling a more granular security model within your organization.

Internet Information Services (IIS) provides security against intrusion by unauthenticated Internet users in two ways. It provides authentication methods (Windows Integrated and Digest) that Windows Media Services includes through its authentication plug-ins.

If you have installed Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web or are hosting Web sites to distribute your content, you should consider using Web server permissions in conjunction with the NTFS file system permissions to prevent intruders from gaining access to all or parts of your Web site.

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