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CCE-34900-1
Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver will run, locking the session.

CCE-35724-4
Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication This policy setting allows you to specify whether to require user authentication for remote connections to the RD Session Host server by using Network Level Authentication. This policy setting enhances security ...

CCE-34771-6
Set the default behavior for AutoRun This policy setting sets the default behavior for Autorun commands. Autorun commands are generally stored in autorun.inf files. They often launch the installation program or other routines. Prior to Windows Vista, when media containing ...

CCE-34892-0
Domain member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always) This policy setting determines whether all secure channel traffic that is initiated by the domain member must be signed or encrypted. If a system is set to always encrypt or sign secure channel data, it cannot establish a secure ...

CCE-33972-1
Allow remote access to the Plug and Play interface This policy setting allows you to allow or deny remote access to the Plug and Play interface. If you enable this policy setting, remote connections to the Plug and Play interface are allowed. If you disable or do not configure this p ...

CCE-35391-2
Restrict Unauthenticated RPC clients This policy setting controls how the RPC server runtime handles unauthenticated RPC clients connecting to RPC servers. This policy setting impacts all RPC applications. In a domain environment this policy setting should be used with caution as it can impact ...

CCE-35079-3
Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair This policy setting specifies the network locations that will be used for the repair of operating system corruption and for enabling optional features that have had their payload files removed. If you enable this policy se ...

CCE-33878-0
Configure time out for detections in recently remediated state This policy setting configures the time in minutes before a detection in the 'completed' state moves to the 'cleared' state.

CCE-34995-1
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Add remote server exceptions for NTLM authentication This policy setting allows you to create an exception list of remote servers to which clients are allowed to use NTLM authentication if the 'Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Outgoing NTLM traffic to remote server ...

CCE-33591-9
Do not allow local administrators to customize permissions Specifies whether to disable the administrator rights to customize security permissions in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool. You can use this setting to prevent administrators from making changes to the user groups on the ...

CCE-33061-3
Windows Firewall: Domain: Apply local firewall rules This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create local firewall rules that apply together with firewall rules configured by Group Policy.

CCE-33867-3
Turn on network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities This policy setting allows you to configure network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities. If you enable or do not configure this setting, the network protection will be enabled. If you disable this setting, t ...

CCE-33877-2
Configure time out for detections in non-critical failed state This policy setting configures the time in minutes before a detection in the 'non-critically failed' state moves to the 'cleared' state.

CCE-34996-9
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Add server exceptions in this domain This policy setting allows you to create an exception list of servers in this domain to which clients are allowed to use NTLM pass-through authentication if the 'Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Deny NTLM authentication in this d ...

CCE-33068-8
Windows Firewall: Public: Display a notification Select this option to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security display notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving inbound connections. Note When the Apply local firewall rules setting is configured to No, Microsoft recom ...

CCE-33866-5
Turn on Information Protection Control This policy setting allows you to configure Information Protection Control (IPC). If you enable this setting, IPC will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this setting, IPC will be disabled.

CCE-33160-3
Windows Firewall: Domain: Firewall state Select On (recommended) to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security use the settings for this profile to filter network traffic. If you select Off, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security will not use any of the firewall rules or connection security rule ...

CCE-34778-1
Disallow Digest authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client will not use Digest authentication. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client will not use Digest authentication. If you disable or do not configure this policy s ...

CCE-35054-6
Allow unencrypted traffic This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service sends and receives unencrypted messages over the network. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client sends and receives unencrypted messages over the network. If you d ...

CCE-35701-2
Windows Firewall: Domain: Apply local connection security rules This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create connection security rules that apply together with connection security rules configured by Group Policy.

CCE-33876-4
Configure time out for detections in critically failed state This policy setting configures the time in minutes before a detection in the ?critically failed? state to moves to either the ?additional action? state or the ?cleared? state.

CCE-34779-9
Allow Basic authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service accepts Basic authentication from a remote client. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service will accept Basic authentication from a remote client. If you disable o ...

CCE-35537-0
Windows Firewall: Public: Apply local firewall rules This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create local firewall rules that apply together with firewall rules configured by Group Policy.

CCE-34998-5
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: NTLM authentication in this domain This policy setting allows you to deny or allow NTLM authentication within a domain from this domain controller. This policy does not affect interactive logon to this domain controller.

CCE-35273-2
Domain member: Digitally encrypt secure channel data (when possible) This policy setting determines whether a domain member should attempt to negotiate encryption for all secure channel traffic that it initiates. If you enable this policy setting, the domain member will request encryption of all se ...

CCE-34491-1
Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box This policy setting allows you to manage whether the 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option is allowed to be the default choice in the Shut Down Windows dialog. Note that this policy setting has no impac ...

CCE-35258-3
Allow Basic authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client uses Basic authentication. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client will use Basic authentication. If WinRM is configured to use HTTP transport, then the user name an ...

CCE-35806-9
Use advanced RemoteFX graphics for RemoteApp This policy setting allows you to enable RemoteApp programs to use advanced graphics, including support for transparency, live thumbnails, and seamless application moves. This policy setting applies only to RemoteApp programs and does not apply to remote ...

CCE-33062-1
Windows Firewall: Domain: Display a notification Select this option to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security display notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving inbound connections. Note When the Apply local firewall rules setting is configured to No, Microsoft recom ...

CCE-33813-7
No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations This policy setting specifies that Automatic Updates will wait for computers to be restarted by the users who are logged on to them to complete a scheduled installation. If you enable the No auto-restart for schedule ...

CCE-35703-8
Windows Firewall: Public: Firewall state Select On (recommended) to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security use the settings for this profile to filter network traffic. If you select Off, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security will not use any of the firewall rules or connection security rule ...

CCE-35064-5
Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Microsoft recommends that you use this setting, if appropriate to your environment and your organization's business requirements, to help protect end user computers. This policy setting specifies a text message that displays to users wh ...

CCE-33027-4
Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations This policy setting determines the amount of time before previously scheduled Automatic Update installations will proceed after system startup. If you configure this policy setting to Enabled, a previously scheduled installation will begin after ...

CCE-33065-4
Windows Firewall: Private: Display a notification Select this option to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security display notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving inbound connections. Note When the Apply local firewall rules setting is configured to No, Microsoft reco ...

CCE-35800-2
Prevent enabling lock screen slide show Disables the lock screen slide show settings in PC Settings and prevents a slide show from playing on the lock screen. By default, users can enable a slide show that will run after they lock the machine. If you enable this setting, users will no longer ...

CCE-35786-3
Network Security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos This policy setting allows you to set the encryption types that Kerberos is allowed to use. This policy is supported on at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

CCE-33064-7
Windows Firewall: Private: Apply local connection security rules This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create connection security rules that apply together with connection security rules configured by Group Policy.

CCE-35227-8
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Incoming NTLM traffic This policy setting allows you to deny or allow incoming NTLM traffic. This policy is supported on at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Note: Block events are recorded on this computer in the 'Operational' Log located under the Applica ...

CCE-34458-0
Allow unencrypted traffic This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client sends and receives unencrypted messages over the network. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client sends and receives unencrypted messages over the network. If you di ...

CCE-34520-7
Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Install Updates and Shut Down option is displayed in the Shut Down Windows dialog box. This policy setting works in conjunction with the following Do not adjust ...

CCE-33931-7
Force automatic setup for all users This policy setting specifies whether Work Folders should be set up automatically for all users of the affected computer. If you enable this policy setting, Work Folders will be set up automatically for all users of the affected computer. This prevents u ...

CCE-34170-1
Control Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size. If you enable this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size, new events are not written to the log and are lost. If y ...

CCE-35220-3
Interactive logon: Display user information when the session is locked This policy setting determines whether the account name of the last user to log on to the client computers in your organization can display in each computer's respective Windows logon screen. If you enable this policy setting, i ...

CCE-33879-8
Configure time out for detections requiring additional action This policy setting configures the time in minutes before a detection in the 'additional action' state moves to the 'cleared' state.

CCE-35277-3
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Outgoing NTLM traffic to remote servers This policy setting allows you to deny or audit outgoing NTLM traffic from this Windows 7 or this Windows Server 2008 R2 computer to any Windows remote server. This policy is supported on at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2 ...

CCE-33066-2
Windows Firewall: Private: Firewall state Select On (recommended) to have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security use the settings for this profile to filter network traffic. If you select Off, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security will not use any of the firewall rules or connection security rul ...

CCE-35799-6
Prevent enabling lock screen camera Disables the lock screen camera toggle switch in PC Settings and prevents a camera from being invoked on the lock screen. By default, users can enable invocation of an available camera on the lock screen. If you enable this setting, users will no longer be ...

CCE-35300-3
Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths and sub-paths This policy setting determines which registry paths and sub-paths will be accessible when an application or process references the WinReg key to determine access permissions. Note: In Windows XP this setting is called 'Network access: ...

CCE-34776-5
Prevent the computer from joining a homegroup By default, users can add their computer to a homegroup on a home network. If you enable this policy setting, a user on this computer will not be able to add this computer to a homegroup. This setting does not affect other network sharing features. I ...

CCE-35369-8
Perform volume maintenance tasks This policy setting allows users to manage the system's volume or disk configuration, which could allow a user to delete a volume and cause data loss as well as a denial-of-service condition. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of ...

CCE-35429-0
User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation This policy setting controls the behavior of application installation detection for the computer. The options are: - Enabled: (Default for home) When an application installation package is detected that requires eleva ...

CCE-33976-2
Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths This policy setting determines which registry paths will be accessible after referencing the WinReg key to determine access permissions to the paths. Note: This setting does not exist in Windows XP. There was a setting with that name in Windows XP, ...

CCE-34173-5
Deny access to this computer from the network This policy setting prohibits users from connecting to a computer from across the network, which would allow users to access and potentially modify data remotely. In high security environments, there should be no need for remote users to access data on ...

CCE-35225-2
Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change This policy setting determines whether the LAN Manager (LM) hash value for the new password is stored when the password is changed. The LM hash is relatively weak and prone to attack compared to the cryptographically stro ...

CCE-33095-1
Create global objects This policy setting determines whether users can create global objects that are available to all sessions. Users can still create objects that are specific to their own session if they do not have this user right. Users who can create global objects could affect processes that ...

CCE-35177-5
Domain member: Require strong (Windows 2000 or later) session key When this policy setting is enabled, a secure channel can only be established with domain controllers that are capable of encrypting secure channel data with a strong (128-bit) session key. To enable this policy setting, all domain c ...

CCE-33069-6
Windows Firewall: Public: Inbound connections This setting determines the behavior for inbound connections that do not match an inbound firewall rule. The default behavior is to block connections unless there are firewall rules to allow the connection.

CCE-35274-0
Interactive logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration This policy setting determines how far in advance users are warned that their password will expire. Microsoft recommends that you configure this policy setting to 14 days to sufficiently warn users when their passwords will expire.

CCE-33046-4
Audit: Shut down system immediately if unable to log security audits This policy setting determines whether the system shuts down if it is unable to log Security events. It is a requirement for Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC)-C2 and Common Criteria certification to prevent audit ...

CCE-33784-0
User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode This policy setting controls the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators. The options are: - Elevate without prompting: Allows privileged accounts to perform an operation that requires ele ...

CCE-34911-8
Microsoft network server: Disconnect clients when logon hours expire This policy setting determines whether to disconnect users who are connected to the local computer outside their user account?s valid logon hours. It affects the SMB component. If you enable this policy setting, client sessions wi ...

CCE-35640-2
Allow log on locally This policy setting determines which users can interactively log on to computers in your environment. Logons that are initiated by pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL key sequence on the client computer keyboard require this user right. Users who attempt to log on through Terminal Servic ...

CCE-34628-8
Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on This policy setting determines whether a computer can be shut down when a user is not logged on. If this policy setting is enabled, the shutdown command is available on the Windows logon screen. Microsoft recommends to disable this pol ...

CCE-34897-9
Increase a process working set This privilege determines which user accounts can increase or decrease the size of a process?s working set. The working set of a process is the set of memory pages currently visible to the process in physical RAM memory. These pages are resident and available for an a ...

CCE-33975-4
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in kilobyte incremen ...

CCE-34908-4
Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (if server agrees) This policy setting determines whether the SMB client will attempt to negotiate SMB packet signing. The implementation of digital signing in Windows?based networks helps to prevent sessions from being hijacked. If you enable ...

CCE-33779-0
Create a token object This policy setting allows a process to create an access token, which may provide elevated rights to access sensitive data. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either local or located in Active Directory, they can ...

CCE-33949-9
Accounts: Guest account status This policy setting determines whether the Guest account is enabled or disabled. The Guest account allows unauthenticated network users to gain access to the system. Note that this setting will have no impact when applied to the domain controller organizational unit v ...

CCE-33719-6
Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts This policy setting determines how network logons that use local accounts are authenticated. The Classic option allows precise control over access to resources, including the ability to assign different types of access to different users ...

CCE-33817-8
Turn off Search Companion content file updates This policy setting specifies whether Search Companion should automatically download content updates during local and Internet searches.

CCE-35275-7
Manage auditing and security log This policy setting determines which users can change the auditing options for files and directories and clear the Security log. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either local or located in Active Dir ...

CCE-35067-8
Restore files and directories This policy setting determines which users can bypass file, directory, registry, and other persistent object permissions when restoring backed up files and directories on computers that run Windows Vista in your environment. This user right also determines which users ...

CCE-35641-0
System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing This policy setting determines whether the Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) Security Provider supports only the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA cipher suite. Although this policy setting inc ...

CCE-34898-7
Interactive logon: Do not display last user name This policy setting determines whether the account name of the last user to log on to the client computers in your organization will be displayed in each computer's respective Windows logon screen. Enable this policy setting to prevent intruders from ...

CCE-32929-2
Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only This policy setting determines whether local accounts that are not password protected can be used to log on from locations other than the physical computer console. If you enable this policy setting, local accounts that have ...

CCE-33729-5
Control Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size. If you enable this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size, new events are not written to the log and are lost. If y ...

CCE-35488-6
Accounts: Rename guest account The built-in local guest account is another well-known name to attackers. Microsoft recommends to rename this account to something that does not indicate its purpose. Even if you disable this account, which is recommended, ensure that you rename it for added security. ...

CCE-34901-9
Interactive logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case domain controller is not available) This policy setting determines whether a user can log on to a Windows domain using cached account information. Logon information for domain accounts can be cached locally to allow users to log on even ...

CCE-33815-2
User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation This policy setting controls whether the elevation request prompt is displayed on the interactive user's desktop or the secure desktop. The options are: - Enabled: (Default) All elevation requests go to the secure des ...

CCE-34909-2
Microsoft network server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session This policy setting allows you to specify the amount of continuous idle time that must pass in an SMB session before the session is suspended because of inactivity. Administrators can use this policy setting to control ...

CCE-33778-2
Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation This policy setting allows users to change the Trusted for Delegation setting on a computer object in Active Directory. Abuse of this privilege could allow unauthorized users to impersonate other users on the network. When configuring ...

CCE-33563-8
Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares When enabled, this policy setting restricts anonymous access to only those shares and pipes that are named in the Network access: Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously and Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonymou ...

CCE-33051-4
Create a pagefile This policy setting allows users to change the size of the pagefile. By making the pagefile extremely large or extremely small, an attacker could easily affect the performance of a compromised computer. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of acco ...

CCE-34619-7
MSS: (ScreenSaverGracePeriod) The time in seconds before the screen saver grace period expires (0 recommended) The registry value entry ScreenSaverGracePeriod was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\Microsoft\ Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ registry key. The en ...

CCE-33145-4
Detect compatibility issues for applications and drivers This policy setting configures the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) to diagnose failures with application and driver compatibility. If you enable this policy setting, the PCA is configured to detect failures during application instal ...

CCE-33718-8
Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication This policy setting determines whether the Stored User Names and Passwords feature may save passwords or credentials for later use when it gains domain authentication. If you enable this policy setting, the ...

CCE-35367-2
Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users This policy setting determines what additional permissions are assigned for anonymous connections to the computer. If you enable this policy setting, anonymous Windows users are allowed to perform certain activities, such as enumerat ...

CCE-33717-0
Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers Disable this policy setting to prevent the SMB redirector from sending plaintext passwords during authentication to third-party SMB servers that do not support password encryption. Microsoft recommends that you disable t ...

CCE-34705-4
Do not process the run once list This policy setting causes the run once list, which is the list of programs that Windows Vista runs automatically when it starts, to be ignored. This policy setting differs from the Do not process the legacy run list setting in that programs on this list will run on ...

CCE-33063-9
Windows Firewall: Domain: Inbound connections This setting determines the behavior for inbound connections that do not match an inbound firewall rule. The default behavior is to block connections unless there are firewall rules to allow the connection.

CCE-35438-1
MSS: (AutoAdminLogon) Enable Automatic Logon (not recommended) The registry value entry AutoAdminLogon was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (AutoAdminLogon) Enable Automatic Logon (not ...

CCE-33782-4
Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (On Battery) Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep.

CCE-34899-5
Interactive logon: Machine account lockout threshold The machine lockout policy is enforced only on those machines that have Bitlocker enabled for protecting OS volumes. Please ensure that appropriate recovery password backup policies are enabled. This security setting determines the number of fai ...

CCE-34622-1
MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions IPv6) How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 recommended, 5 is default) The registry value entry TCPMaxDataRetransmissions for IPv6 was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6 \Parameters\ registry ...

CCE-34913-4
Modify an object label This privilege determines which user accounts can modify the integrity label of objects, such as files, registry keys, or processes owned by other users. Processes running under a user account can modify the label of an object owned by that user to a lower level without this ...

CCE-35219-5
Enforce password history This policy setting determines the number of renewed, unique passwords that have to be associated with a user account before you can reuse an old password. The value for this policy setting must be between 0 and 24 passwords. The default value for Windows Vista is 0 passwor ...

CCE-34986-0
Domain member: Disable machine account password changes This policy setting determines whether a domain member can periodically change its computer account password. If you enable this policy setting, the domain member will be prevented from changing its computer account password. If you disable th ...

CCE-35099-1
Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL This policy setting determines whether users must press CTRL+ALT+DEL before they log on. If you enable this policy setting, users can log on without this key combination. If you disable this policy setting, users must press CTRL+ALT+DEL before they log ...

CCE-33161-1
Windows Firewall: Private: Inbound connections This setting determines the behavior for inbound connections that do not match an inbound firewall rule. The default behavior is to block connections unless there are firewall rules to allow the connection.

CCE-33728-7
Account lockout threshold This policy setting determines the number of failed logon attempts before a lock occurs. Authorized users can lock themselves out of an account by mistyping their password or by remembering it incorrectly, or by changing their password on one computer while logged on to an ...

CCE-33958-0
Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers It is feasible for a attacker to disguise a Trojan horse program as a printer driver. The program may appear to users as if they must use it to print, but such a program could unleash malicious code on your computer network. To reduce the possi ...

CCE-34169-3
Control Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size. If you enable this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size, new events are not written to the log and are lost. If y ...

CCE-33792-3
MSS: (NoDefaultExempt) Configure IPSec exemptions for various types of network traffic. The registry value entry NoDefaultExempt was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPSEC\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (NoDefaultExempt) Configure IPSe ...

CCE-34355-8
Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media This policy setting determines who is allowed to format and eject removable media. You can use this policy setting to prevent unauthorized users from removing data on one computer to access it on another computer on which they have local administ ...

CCE-35405-0
MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers The registry value entry NoNameReleaseOnDemand was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\ Parameters\ registry key. The entry appea ...

CCE-33035-7
Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services This policy setting determines which users or groups have the right to log on as a Terminal Services client. Remote desktop users require this user right. If your organization uses Remote Assistance as part of its help desk strategy, create a group and a ...

CCE-33814-5
MSS: (Hidden) Hide Computer From the Browse List (not recommended except for highly secure environments) The registry value entry Hidden was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (Hidde ...

CCE-35723-6
Require secure RPC communication Specifies whether a Remote Desktop Session Host server requires secure RPC communication with all clients or allows unsecured communication. You can use this setting to strengthen the security of RPC communication with clients by allowing only authenticated and enc ...

CCE-33073-8
Configure minimum PIN length for startup This policy setting allows you to configure a minimum length for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) startup PIN. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. The startup PIN must have a minimum length of 4 digits and can have a maximum length of 2 ...

CCE-33777-4
Password must meet complexity requirements This policy setting checks all new passwords to ensure that they meet basic requirements for strong passwords. When this policy is enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements: - Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's ...

CCE-34597-5
MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes The registry value entry EnableICMPRedirect was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allo ...

CCE-33047-2
Bypass traverse checking This policy setting allows users who do not have the Traverse Folder access permission to pass through folders when they browse an object path in the NTFS file system or the registry. This user right does not allow users to list the contents of a folder. When configuring a ...

CCE-35065-2
Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always) This policy setting determines if the server side SMB service is required to perform SMB packet signing. Enable this policy setting in a mixed environment to prevent downstream clients from using the workstation as a network server.

CCE-35004-1
Shut down the system This policy setting determines which users who are logged on locally to the computers in your environment can shut down the operating system with the Shut Down command. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service condition. When configuring a user right in the ...

CCE-33731-1
Log on as a service This policy setting allows accounts to launch network services or to register a process as a service running on the system. This user right should be restricted on any computer in a high security environment, but because many applications may require this privilege, it should be ...

CCE-33512-5
Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only This policy setting determines whether a CD-ROM is accessible to both local and remote users simultaneously. If you enable this policy setting, only the interactively logged-on user is allowed to access removable CD-ROM media. When this ...

CCE-33789-9
Minimum password length This policy setting determines the least number of characters that make up a password for a user account. There are many different theories about how to determine the best password length for an organization, but perhaps 'pass phrase' is a better term than 'password.' In Mic ...

CCE-33157-9
Debug programs This policy setting determines which user accounts will have the right to attach a debugger to any process or to the kernel, which provides complete access to sensitive and critical operating system components. Developers who are debugging their own applications do not need to be ass ...

CCE-34623-9
MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions) How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 recommended, 5 is default) The registry value entry TCPMaxDataRetransmissions was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip \Parameters\ registry key. The entry ...

CCE-33957-2
Turn off the Windows Messenger Customer Experience Improvement Program This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger can collect anonymous information about how the Windows Messenger software and service is used.

CCE-35090-0
Control Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size. If you enable this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size, new events are not written to the log and are lost. If y ...

CCE-35809-3
Turn off the offer to update to the latest version of Windows Enables or disables the Store offer to update to the latest version of Windows. If you enable this setting, the Store application will not offer updates to the latest version of Windows. If you disable or do not configure this sett ...

CCE-34757-5
Recovery console: Allow floppy copy and access to all drives and all folders This policy setting makes the Recovery Console SET command available, which allows you to set the following recovery console environment variables: - AllowWildCards. Enables wildcard support for some commands (such as the ...

CCE-33053-0
Create symbolic links This policy setting determines which users can create symbolic links. In Windows Vista, existing NTFS file system objects, such as files and folders, can be accessed by referring to a new kind of file system object called a symbolic link. A symbolic link is a pointer (much lik ...

CCE-34697-3
Do not allow drive redirection This policy setting prevents users from sharing the local drives on their client computers to Terminal Servers that they access. Mapped drives appear in the session folder tree in Windows Explorer in the following format: \\TSClient\<driveletter>$ If local drives are ...

CCE-34903-5
Load and unload device drivers This policy setting allows users to dynamically load a new device driver on a system. An attacker could potentially use this capability to install malicious code that appears to be a device driver. This user right is required for users to add local printers or printer ...

CCE-35293-0
Deny log on locally This security setting determines which users are prevented from logging on at the computer. This policy setting supersedes the Allow log on locally policy setting if an account is subject to both policies.Important:If you apply this security policy to the Everyone group, no one ...

CCE-35459-7
User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations This policy setting controls whether application write failures are redirected to defined registry and file system locations. This policy setting mitigates applications that run as administrator and write run-ti ...

CCE-33715-4
Force shutdown from a remote system This policy setting allows users to shut down Windows Vista?based computers from remote locations on the network. Anyone who has been assigned this user right can cause a denial of service (DoS) condition, which would make the computer unavailable to service user ...

CCE-35003-3
Replace a process level token This policy setting allows one process or service to start another service or process with a different security access token, which can be used to modify the security access token of that sub-process and result in the escalation of privileges. When configuring a user ...

CCE-33780-8
Create permanent shared objects This user right is useful to kernel-mode components that extend the object namespace. However, components that run in kernel mode have this user right inherently. Therefore, it is typically not necessary to specifically assign this user right. When configuring a use ...

CCE-33788-1
User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode This policy setting controls the behavior of all User Account Control (UAC) policy settings for the computer. If you change this policy setting, you must restart your computer. The options are: - Enabled: (Default) Admin Approval ...

CCE-35255-9
Allow users to connect remotely by using Remote Desktop Services This policy setting allows you to configure remote access to computers by using Remote Desktop Services. If you enable this policy setting, users who are members of the Remote Desktop Users group on the target computer can connect ...

CCE-34893-8
Domain member: Digitally sign secure channel data (when possible) This policy setting determines whether a domain member should attempt to negotiate whether all secure channel traffic that it initiates must be digitally signed. Digital signatures protect the traffic from being modified by anyone wh ...

CCE-35338-3
User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account This policy setting controls the behavior of Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account. The options are: - Enabled: The built-in Administrator account uses Admin Approval Mode. By default, any operat ...

CCE-33802-0
Network security: LDAP client signing requirements This policy setting determines the level of data signing that is requested on behalf of clients that issue LDAP BIND requests, as follows: - None. The LDAP BIND request is issued with the caller-specified options. - Negotiate signing. If Transport ...

CCE-35366-4
Minimum password age This policy setting determines the number of days that you must use a password before you can change it. The range of values for this policy setting is between 1 and 999 days. (You may also set the value to 0 to allow immediate password changes.) The default value for this sett ...

CCE-35490-2
Adjust memory quotas for a process This policy setting allows a user to adjust the maximum amount of memory that is available to a process. The ability to adjust memory quotas is useful for system tuning, but it can be abused. In the wrong hands, it could be used to launch a denial of service (DoS) ...

CCE-34988-6
Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior This policy setting determines what happens when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader.

CCE-35403-5
Act as part of the operating system This policy setting allows a process to assume the identity of any user and thus gain access to the resources that the user is authorized to access. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either local o ...

CCE-35702-0
Windows Firewall: Private: Apply local firewall rules This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create local firewall rules that apply together with firewall rules configured by Group Policy.

CCE-35222-9
Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) This policy setting determines whether packet signing is required by the SMB client component. If you enable this policy setting, the Microsoft network client computer cannot communicate with a Microsoft network server unless that ser ...

CCE-33246-0
Turn off the 'Publish to Web' task for files and folders This policy setting specifies whether the tasks Publish this file to the Web, Publish this folder to the Web, and Publish the selected items to the Web are available from File and Folder Tasks in Windows folders.

CCE-34614-8
MSS: (PerformRouterDiscovery) Allow IRDP to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses (could lead to DoS) The registry value entry PerformRouterDiscovery was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears ...

CCE-35108-0
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers This policy setting determines which behaviors are allowed for applications using the NTLM Security Support Provider (SSP). The SSP Interface (SSPI) is used by applications that need authentication services ...

CCE-34723-7
Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares This policy setting controls the ability of anonymous users to enumerate SAM accounts as well as shares. If you enable this policy setting, anonymous users will not be able to enumerate domain account user names and netwo ...

CCE-33960-6
Always prompt for password upon connection This policy setting specifies whether Terminal Services always prompts the client computer for a password upon connection. You can use this policy setting to enforce a password prompt for users who log on to Terminal Services, even if they already provided ...

CCE-34894-6
Domain member: Maximum machine account password age This policy setting determines the maximum allowable age for a computer account password. By default, domain members automatically change their domain passwords every 30 days. If you increase this interval significantly or set it to 0 so that the ...

CCE-33787-3
Deny log on through Remote Desktop Services This policy setting determines whether users can log on as Terminal Services clients. After the baseline member server is joined to a domain environment, there is no need to use local accounts to access the server from the network. Domain accounts can acc ...

CCE-35392-0
Enable RPC Endpoint Mapper Client Authentication This policy setting controls whether RPC clients authenticate with the Endpoint Mapper Service when the call they are making contains authentication information. The Endpoint Mapper Service on computers running Windows NT4 (all service packs) canno ...

CCE-33801-2
Configure Offer Remote Assistance This policy setting allows you to turn on or turn off Offer (Unsolicited) Remote Assistance on this computer. If you enable this policy setting, users on this computer can get help from their corporate technical support staff using Offer (Unsolicited) Remote Ass ...

CCE-35331-8
Configure Solicited Remote Assistance This policy setting allows you to turn on or turn off Solicited (Ask for) Remote Assistance on this computer. If you enable this policy setting, users on this computer can use email or file transfer to ask someone for help. Also, users can use instant messag ...

CCE-35408-4
Reset account lockout counter after This policy setting determines the length of time before the Account lockout threshold resets to zero. The default value for this policy setting is Not Defined. If the Account lockout threshold is defined, this reset time must be less than or equal to the value f ...

CCE-33141-3
Network security: Allow Local System to use computer identity for NTLM When enabled, this policy setting causes Local System services that use Negotiate to use the computer identity when NTLM authentication is selected by the negotiation. This policy is supported on at least Windows 7 or Windows Se ...

CCE-35288-0
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in kilobyte incremen ...

CCE-35699-8
Back up files and directories This policy setting allows users to circumvent file and directory permissions to back up the system. This user right is enabled only when an application (such as NTBACKUP) attempts to access a file or directory through the NTFS file system backup application programmin ...

CCE-35803-6
Allow Microsoft accounts to be optional This policy setting lets you control whether Microsoft accounts are optional for Windows Store apps that require an account to sign in. This policy only affects Windows Store apps that support it. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Store apps that ...

CCE-33740-2
Allow Remote Shell Access This policy setting allows you to manage configuration of remote access to all supported shells to execute scripts and commands.

CCE-34506-6
Do not allow passwords to be saved This policy setting helps prevent Terminal Services clients from saving passwords on a computer. Note If this policy setting was previously configured as Disabled or Not configured, any previously saved passwords will be deleted the first time a Terminal Service ...

CCE-35400-1
Always install with elevated privileges Directs Windows Installer to use system permissions when it installs any program on the system. This setting extends elevated privileges to all programs. These privileges are usually reserved for programs that have been assigned to the user (offered on the d ...

CCE-35194-0
Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation By default, all administrator accounts are displayed when you attempt to elevate a running application.

CCE-35461-3
Deny log on as a batch job This policy setting determines which accounts will not be able to log on to the computer as a batch job. A batch job is not a batch (.bat) file, but rather a batch-queue facility. Accounts that use the Task Scheduler to schedule jobs need this user right. The Deny log on ...

CCE-33093-6
Audit: Audit the access of global system objects This policy setting creates a default system access control list (SACL) for system objects such as mutexes (mutual exclusive), events, semaphores, and MS-DOS devices, and causes access to these system objects to be audited. If the Audit: Audit the ac ...

CCE-35302-9
Network security: LAN Manager authentication level LAN Manager (LM) is a family of early Microsoft client/server software that allows users to link personal computers together on a single network. Network capabilities include transparent file and print sharing, user security features, and network a ...

CCE-35363-1
Generate security audits This policy setting determines which users or processes can generate audit records in the Security log. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either local or located in Active Directory, they can be groups, user ...

CCE-35578-4
Set client connection encryption level This policy setting specifies whether the computer that is about to host the remote connection will enforce an encryption level for all data sent between it and the client computer for the remote session.

CCE-33428-4
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in kilobyte incremen ...

CCE-35009-0
Take ownership of files or other objects This policy setting allows users to take ownership of files, folders, registry keys, processes, or threads. This user right bypasses any permissions that are in place to protect objects to give ownership to the specified user. When configuring a user right ...

CCE-33786-5
User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated This policy setting enforces public key infrastructure (PKI) signature checks for any interactive applications that request elevation of privilege. Enterprise administrators can control which applications are allowed to ru ...

CCE-32928-4
Access this computer from the network This policy setting allows other users on the network to connect to the computer and is required by various network protocols that include Server Message Block (SMB)?based protocols, NetBIOS, Common Internet File System (CIFS), and Component Object Model Plus ( ...

CCE-35183-3
Modify firmware environment values This policy setting allows users to configure the system-wide environment variables that affect hardware configuration. This information is typically stored in the Last Known Good Configuration. Modification of these values and could lead to a hardware failure tha ...

CCE-34021-6
Impersonate a client after authentication The policy setting allows programs that run on behalf of a user to impersonate that user (or another specified account) so that they can act on behalf of the user. If this user right is required for this kind of impersonation, an unauthorized user will not ...

CCE-34253-5
Allow access to BitLocker-protected fixed data drives from earlier versions of Windows This policy setting configures whether or not fixed data drives formatted with the FAT file system can be unlocked and viewed on computers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack ...

CCE-35409-2
Account lockout duration This policy setting determines the length of time that must pass before a locked account is unlocked and a user can try to log on again. The setting does this by specifying the number of minutes a locked out account will remain unavailable. If the value for this policy sett ...

CCE-33432-6
Log on as a batch job This policy setting allows accounts to log on using the task scheduler service. Because the task scheduler is often used for administrative purposes, it may be needed in enterprise environments. However, its use should be restricted in high security environments to prevent mis ...

CCE-33807-9
Lock pages in memory This policy setting allows a process to keep data in physical memory, which prevents the system from paging the data to virtual memory on disk. If this user right is assigned, significant degradation of system performance can occur. When configuring a user right in the SCM ent ...

CCE-35401-9
User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations This policy setting controls whether applications that request to run with a User Interface Accessibility (UIAccess) integrity level must reside in a secure location in the file system. Secure locations ...

CCE-35447-2
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients This policy setting determines which behaviors are allowed for applications using the NTLM Security Support Provider (SSP). The SSP Interface (SSPI) is used by applications that need authentication services ...

CCE-34631-2
Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts This policy setting controls the ability of anonymous users to enumerate the accounts in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). If you enable this policy setting, users with anonymous connections cannot enumerate domain account user n ...

CCE-35462-1
Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (Plugged In) Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep.

CCE-35228-6
Recovery console: Allow automatic administrative logon The recovery console is a command-line environment that is used to recover from system problems. If you enable this policy setting, the administrator account is automatically logged on to the recovery console when it is invoked during startup.

CCE-35178-3
Increase scheduling priority This policy setting determines whether users can increase the base priority class of a process. (It is not a privileged operation to increase relative priority within a priority class.) This user right is not required by administrative tools that are supplied with the o ...

CCE-35533-9
Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings This policy setting allows administrators to enable the more precise auditing capabilities present in Windows Vista. The Audit Policy settings available in Windows Server 2003 Active ...

CCE-35458-9
User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop This policy setting controls whether User Interface Accessibility (UIAccess or UIA) programs can automatically disable the secure desktop for elevation prompts used by a standard user. - Enab ...

CCE-34907-6
Maximum password age This policy setting defines how long a user can use their password before it expires. Values for this policy setting range from 0 to 999 days. If you set the value to 0, the password will never expire. The default value for this policy setting is 42 days. Because attackers can ...

CCE-35000-9
Profile single process This policy setting determines which users can use tools to monitor the performance of non-system processes. Typically, you do not need to configure this user right to use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Performance snap-in. However, you do need this user right if Syst ...

CCE-33785-7
User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users This policy setting controls the behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users. The options are: - Prompt for credentials: When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administra ...

CCE-35182-5
Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (if client agrees) This policy setting determines if the server side SMB service is able to sign SMB packets if it is requested to do so by a client that attempts to establish a connection. If no signing request comes from the client, a connec ...

CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_8.1
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xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_NIST_800_171_R1_Windows_8_1
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oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22626
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22500
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:29942
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