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Server Registration Guidelines:

Servers are integral to many computer systems and networks.  By their nature, they provide special challenges to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer and network resources. 

A server is defined as any device that provides computing service to multiple computers or individuals. See NDUS Procedure 1901.2, Section 1

All servers on the NDSU networks or operated by NDSU entities must be registered with the Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT). 

All servers are subject to established NDUS and NDSU policies, procedures,and standards.  

Part of the Server Registration process will be to complete a CIS (Center for Internet Security) compliance check.  This can be completed on Windows server using a tool called WinAudit (Download Found Here,) and the Linux tool Lynis (Found Here) Save the WinAudit file as html and the command to run for lynis once installed is:  lynis -Q --report-file <name of server>  This will also complete the netstat section of the server registration so that no longer needs to be run.  You can also use these tools to do CIS spot checks on any of your computers.


To Start the process of requesting a server on campus please fill out the DNS/IP request form found here 

  1. Login with your NDSU email credentials
  2. Fill out the entire form
  3. Click Submit
  4. You will receive an email stating that the form has been completed
  5. A service now ticket will be generated
  6. You will receive a calendar invite to do an initial server audit
  7. Once that calendar invite has been approved the ticket will be sent to Network Engineering to create the DNS Record and reserve the IP address

    • If the server audit is not done the server MAC address will be blocked

  8. You will receive a notification of the DNS Name and IP reservation
  9. Follow the guidelines here during the server audit.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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