Hardened Windows Server 2019

1-click AWS Deployment    1-click Azure Deployment 1-click Google Deployment

Overview

Hardened Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 is the current version of server operating system by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Cognosys provides hardened images of Hardened Windows Server 2019 on all public cloud i.e. AWS marketplace and Azure.

  • We harden our images using a combination of CVE vulnerabilities from NIST, PCI, CSI, OEM’s own recommendations and industry best practices.
  • In cloud computing, hardening is usually the process of securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability, which is larger when a system performs more functions.
  • Reducing available ways of attack typically includes changing default passwords, the removal of unnecessary software, unnecessary usernames or logins, and the disabling or removal of unnecessary services.
  • Hardening is what enterprises have to do to ensure all that all unnecessary default options which can lead to somebody attacking your server is closed out. So this is considered better for production deployments instead of plain vanilla deployment.

The architecture that we use allows the API to be self hosted as a windows service.

 

Features

Major Features of Hardened Windows Server 2019

  • What’s New in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Builds
  • App Compatibility Feature on Demand (FoD) for Server Core.
  • Clusters.
  • Containers.
  • Congestion Control with LEDBAT.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Preview.
  • Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH)
  • Security.
  • Windows Server 2019 Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Azure

Note: How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step1 ) RDP Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Azure Cloud

Connect to virtual machine using following RDP credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: Your chosen username when you created the machine ( For example:  Azureuser)
Password : Your Chosen Password when you created the machine ( How to reset the password if you do not remember)

Step 2) Other Information:

1.Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

AWS

Installation Instructions for Windows

Note: How to find PublicDNS in AWS

Step 1) RDP  Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows  instance on AWS Cloud

1) Connect to the virtual machine using following RDP credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: To connect to the operating system, use RDP and the username is Administrator.
Password: Please Click here to know how to get password .

Step 2) Other Information:

Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Google

Installation Instructions For Windows

Step 1) VM Creation:

i) Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.

ii)  You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as some estimated costs of VM.

ii)  In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) RDP Connection: To initialize the DB Server connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Google Cloud

Step 3) Other Information:

Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Videos

Introduction

 

Basic configuration

Hardened Windows Server 2019