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The Windows Intrusion Detection Systems (WinIDS) tutorials are accessed by using the 'Tutorials' link in the main menu bar.

 

The Windows Intrusion Detection System (WinIDS) is officially supported on the following operating systems in either 32bit or 64bit architecture.

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 8.x Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

Note: As an example; the Windows Intrusion Detection System (WinIDS) may have no issues being installed on any flavor of Windows 7, but Winsnort.com has not actually verified it works on any other Windows 7 platform than Professional. There is a very good chance that the Windows Intrusion Detection System (WinIDS) would install flawlessly on any of the Windows 7 platforms, and the same goes for Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016. Winsnort.com has simply not tested the install on anything other that the ones listed above.

 

Winsnort.com has six specific tutorials for installing a Windows Intrusion Detection System (WinIDS) using a Microsoft Windows operating system.

 

There are four full blown tutorials for installing a Master (stand alone) Windows Intrusion Detection Systems (WinIDS), and there are two tutorials dealing with installing slave sensors.

 

If you are going to be installing a full blown Windows Intrusion Detection System (WinIDS) then there are only a couple of major decisions to make.

 

Decision 1: Which of the two supported Web Servers to use:

  • The Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • The Apache2 Web Server

Decision 2: Which of the two supported Database Server to use:

  • The MySQL Database Server
  • The PostgreSQL Database Server

 

If you are going to be installing a slave sensor then there is only one major decision to make.

 

Decision 1: Which of the two supported Remote Database Servers the slave will be sending events too.

  • The MySQL Database Server
  • The PostgreSQL Database Server

Note: There are a multitude of additional support programs that will be installed across all installations.

 

Picking the correct tutorial always starts with one of the supported Operating Systems being installed, and it's always best to start with a fresh install. Now it comes down to which Web Server, and which Database server to use. The tutorials are written so installation can be any possible configuration of operating system, Web Server, or Database Server. It's completely the installers preference.

 

Support Forums: Each tutorial has it's own specific support forum. It is important to request support in the correct forum that matches the tutorial. For the installers convenience there is a 'Get Support' button at the top of each tutorial that will open the correct support forum for that particular tutorial. It is important to use the correct support forum until the tutorial has been completed and events are being shuttled to the Windows Intrusion Detection Systems (WinIDS) security console. Once the Windows Intrusion Detection System has been verified to be working than questions should be asked in the Client forum.

 

If there are any questions, reply to this topic for an answer. This topic will be followed by the moderator, and or administrator. Questions should be answered in a reasonable amount of time. However, it could take up to 24 hours for a response. Winsnort.com has a great community, and they may jump in and help for a quicker response.

 

Good luck, and happy WinSnorting...

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