Hardening Windows Server

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Windows Server

Learn how to harden the security configuration of your Windows Server operating system environment. Secure administrative access to Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs), apply security baselines, and secure domain controllers and SMB traffic.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Manage local administrator passwords using Local Administrator Password Solution
  • Limit administrative access to Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs)
  • Explain how to secure domain controllers from being compromised
  • Describe how to use the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit to harden servers
  • Secure SMB traffic using SMB encryption


  • Working knowledge of common Windows Server administration basics
  • Experience with managing Active Directory Domain Services