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CCE-37274-8
Do not sync browser settings Prevent the 'browser' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'browser' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. The 'browser' group contains settings and info like history and favorites. If you enable this policy setti ...

CCE-36726-8
Print Spooler Loads files to memory for later printing

CCE-36583-3
Turn off Real-Time Monitoring Turns off Real-Time Protection prompts for known malware detection. Windows Defender alerts you when spyware or potentially unwanted software attempts to install itself or to run on your computer. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Defender will not prompt us ...

CCE-37319-1
Enable Windows NTP Server Specifies whether the Windows NTP Server is enabled. Enabling the Windows NTP Server allows your computer to service NTP requests from other machines.

CCE-36979-3
Automatically workplace join client computers This setting lets you configure how domain joined client computers become workplace joined with domain users at your organization. If this setting is enabled, domain-joined client computers will automatically become workplace-joined upon domain user ...

CCE-37831-5
Remove users' ability to invoke machine policy refresh This policy setting allows you to control a user's ability to invoke a computer policy refresh. If you enable this policy setting, users are not able to invoke a refresh of computer policy. Computer policy will still be applied at startup or ...

CCE-38424-8
Allow members of the Everyone group to run applications that are located in the Windows folder This setting allows members of the Everyone group to run applications that are located in (or beneath) the Windows folder. If you enable this setting, members of the Everyone group will be able to run ...

CCE-36681-5
Active Directory Domain Services AD DS Domain Controller service. If this service is stopped, users will be unable to log on to the network.

CCE-36944-7
Turn on protocol recognition This policy setting allows you to configure protocol recognition for network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities. If you enable or do not configure this setting, protocol recognition will be enabled. If you disable this setting, protocol recogniti ...

CCE-37951-1
Enable throttling for online mail indexing When using Microsoft Office Outlook in online mode, you can enable this policy to control how fast online mail is indexed on a Microsoft Exchange server. The lower you set this policy, the lower the burden will be on the corresponding Microsoft Exchange se ...

CCE-36112-1
Subnet definitions are authoritative Turns off Windows Network Isolation's automatic discovery of private network hosts in the domain corporate environment. If you enable this policy setting, it turns off Windows Network Isolation's automatic discovery of private network hosts in the domain cor ...

CCE-37043-7
Network List Service Identifies the networks to which the computer has connected, collects and stores properties for these networks, and notifies applications when these properties change.

CCE-36957-9
Turn on catch-up quick scan This policy setting allows you to configure catch-up scans for scheduled quick scans. A catch-up scan is a scan that is initiated because a regularly scheduled scan was missed. Usually these scheduled scans are missed because the computer was turned off at the scheduled ...

CCE-38402-4
Configure local setting override for scheduled scan time This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of scheduled scan time. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over Group Policy. I ...

CCE-36352-3
Turn off Registration if URL connection is referring to Microsoft.com Specifies whether the Windows Registration Wizard connects to Microsoft.com for online registration. If you enable this setting, it blocks users from connecting to Microsoft.com for online registration and users cannot register ...

CCE-37394-4
Use forest search order This policy setting defines the list of trusting forests that the Kerberos client searches when attempting to resolve two-part service principal names (SPNs). If you enable this policy setting, the Kerberos client will search the forests in this list if it is unable to reso ...

CCE-36450-5
Turn off Routinely Taking Action Turns off Routinely Taking Action. This policy setting allows you to configure whether Windows Defender will automatically take action on all detected threats. The action to be taken on a particular threat will be determined by the combination of the policy-defined ...

CCE-38063-4
Require strict KDC validation This policy setting controls the Kerberos client's behavior in validating the KDC certificate. If you enable this policy setting, the Kerberos client requires that the KDC's X.509 certificate contains the KDC key purpose object identifier in the Extended Key U ...

CCE-37746-5
Do not allow Flip3D invocation Flip3D is a 3D window switcher. If you enable this setting, Flip3D will be inaccessible. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Flip3D will be accessible, if desktop composition is turned on. Changing this setting will require a logoff for it to be ...

CCE-37198-9
Encrypt the Offline Files cache This setting determines whether offline files are encrypted. Offline files reside on a user's hard drive, not the network, and they are stored in a local cache on the computer. Encrypting this cache enhances security on a local computer. If the cache on the local co ...

CCE-37470-2
Turn off access to the performance center core section Removes access to the performance center control panel page. If you enable this setting, some settings within the performance control panel page will not be displayed. The administrative tools will not be affected. If you disable or do not ...

CCE-38392-7
Turn on process scanning whenever real-time protection is enabled This policy setting allows you to configure process scanning when real-time protection is turned on. This helps to catch malware which could start when real-time protection is turned off. If you enable or do not configure this set ...

CCE-36824-1
Configure MSI Corrupted File Recovery Behavior This policy setting allows you to configure the recovery behavior for corrupted MSI files to one of three states: Prompt for Resolution: Detection, troubleshooting, and recovery of corrupted MSI applications will be enabled. Windows will prompt the us ...

CCE-38161-6
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool: Turn on MSDT interactive communication with Support Provider Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) gathers diagnostic data for analysis by support professionals. If you leave this policy setting enabled, Users will be able to use MSDT to collect and send diagn ...

CCE-36472-9
Disallow changing of geographic location This policy prevents users from changing their user geographical location (GeoID). If this policy is Enabled, then the user cannot change their geographical location (GeoID) If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user may select any GeoID. ...

CCE-36419-0
Disable password strength validation for Peer Grouping By default, when a Peer Group is created that allows for password-authentication (or the password for such a Group is changed), Peer Grouping validates that the password meets the password complexity requirements for the local system. Thus, it ...

CCE-36931-4
Turn off the advertising ID This policy setting turns off the advertising ID, preventing apps from using the ID for experiences across apps. If you enable this policy setting, the advertising ID is turned off. Apps can't use the ID for experiences across apps. If you disable or do not configu ...

CCE-36517-1
Device Association Service Enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless devices.

CCE-37528-7
Turn on PIN sign-in This policy setting allows you to control whether a domain user can sign in using a PIN. If you enable this policy setting, a domain user can set up and sign in with a PIN. If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, a domain user can't set up and use a PIN. ...

CCE-38215-0
Turn Off Solid State Mode Turns off the solid state mode for the hybrid hard disks. If you enable this policy setting, frequently written files such as the file system metadata and registry may not be stored in the NV cache. If you disable this policy setting, the system will store frequently wr ...

CCE-38170-7
Turn on Mapper I/O (LLTDIO) driver This policy setting changes the operational behavior of the Mapper I/O network protocol driver. LLTDIO allows a computer to discover the topology of a network it's connected to. It also allows a computer to initiate Quality-of-Service requests such as bandwidth e ...

CCE-36833-2
Device Install Service Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

CCE-37069-2
Apply UAC restrictions to local accounts on network logons This setting controls whether local accounts can be used for remote administration via network logon (e.g., NET USE, connecting to C$, etc.). Local accounts are at high risk for credential theft when the same account and password is configu ...

CCE-37265-6
Windows Firewall: Public: Logging: Log dropped packets Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security discards an inbound packet for any reason. The log records why and when the packet was dropped. Look for entries with the word DROP in the action column of the log.

CCE-38313-3
Allow time zone redirection This policy setting determines whether the client computer redirects its time zone settings to the Remote Desktop Services session. If you enable this policy setting, clients that are capable of time zone redirection send their time zone information to the server. The s ...

CCE-37995-8
Turn on Module Logging This policy setting allows you to turn on logging for Windows PowerShell modules. If you enable this policy setting, pipeline execution events for members of the specified modules are recorded in the Windows PowerShell log in Event Viewer. Enabling this policy sett ...

CCE-36713-6
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from this computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, this computer will not be able to login or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail t ...

CCE-38411-5
Specify the interval to run quick scans per day This policy setting allows you to specify an interval at which to perform a quick scan. The time value is represented as the number of hours between quick scans. Valid values range from 1 (every hour) to 24 (once per day). If set to zero, interval qui ...

CCE-36258-2
Turn Off user-installed desktop gadgets This policy setting allows you to turn off desktop gadgets that have been installed by the user. If you enable this setting, Windows will not run any user-installed gadgets. If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows will run user-installed ga ...

CCE-36080-0
Always use custom logon background Ignores Windows Logon Background. This policy setting may be used to make Windows give preference to a custom logon background. If you enable this policy setting, the logon screen will always attempt to load a custom background instead of the Windows-branded lo ...

CCE-37506-3
Override print driver execution compatibility setting reported by print driver This policy setting determines whether the print spooler will override the Driver Isolation compatibility reported by the print driver. This enables executing print drivers in an isolated process, even if the driver does ...

CCE-37252-4
Turn off 'Found New Hardware' balloons during device installation This policy setting allows you to turn off 'Found New Hardware' balloons during device installation. If you enable this policy setting, 'Found New Hardware' balloons do not appear while a device is being installed. If you disable o ...

CCE-37960-2
Prevent indexing public folders Enable this policy to prevent indexing public folders in Microsoft Office Outlook. When this policy is disabled or not configured, the user has the option to index cached public folders in Outlook. Public folders are only indexed when using Outlook 2003 or later. The ...

CCE-38050-1
Standard User Individual Lockout Threshold This policy setting allows you to manage the maximum number of authorization failures for each standard user for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). If the number of authorization failures for the user within the duration for Standard User Lockout Duration ...

CCE-36700-3
File Replication Allows files to be automatically copied and maintained simultaneously on multiple servers. If this service is stopped, file replication will not occur and servers will not synchronize. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start. This s ...

CCE-36093-3
Allow deployment operations in special profiles This policy setting allows you to manage the deployment operations of app packages when the user is logged in under special profiles. Deployment operation refers to adding, registering, staging, updating or removing an app package. Special profi ...

CCE-36201-2
Do not allow manual configuration of iSNS servers If enabled then new iSNS servers may not be added and thus new targets discovered via those iSNS servers; existing iSNS servers may not be removed. If disabled then new iSNS servers may be added and thus new targets discovered via those iSNS servers ...

CCE-36602-1
Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update Specifies whether to automatically update root certificates using the Windows Update Web site. Typically, a certificate is used when you use a secure Web site or when you send and receive secure e-mail. Anyone can issue certificates, but to have transac ...

CCE-36592-4
Disallow optical media as backup target This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of a machine can run to an optical media or not. If you enable this policy setting, machine administrator/backup operator cannot use Windows Server Backup to run backups to an optical media. If you di ...

CCE-36966-0
Check for the latest virus and spyware definitions on startup This policy setting allows you to manage whether a check for new virus and spyware definitions will occur immediately after service startup. If you enable this setting, a check for new definitions will occur after service startup. ...

CCE-36191-5
Turn off Windows Network Connectivity Status Indicator active tests This policy setting turns off the active tests performed by the Windows Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) to determine whether your computer is connected to the Internet or to a more limited network. As part of determin ...

CCE-36005-7
Turn on Software Notifications This policy setting allows you to control whether users see detailed enhanced notification messages about featured software from the Microsoft Update service. Enhanced notification messages convey the value and promote the installation and use of optional software. Th ...

CCE-36361-4
Do not allow manual configuration of target portals If enabled then new target portals may not be added and thus new targets discovered on those portals; existing target portals may not be removed. If disabled then new target portals may be added and thus new targets discovered on those portals; ex ...

CCE-37800-0
Prevent changing start menu background Prevents users from changing the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent. By default, users can change the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent. If you enable this setting, the user will not be able to ...

CCE-37154-2
Do not display Initial Configuration Tasks window automatically at logon This policy setting allows you to turn off the automatic display of the Initial Configuration Tasks window at logon. If you enable this policy setting, the Initial Configuration Tasks window is not displayed when an administ ...

CCE-36637-7
Turn Off Boot and Resume Optimizations Turns off the boot and resume optimizations for the hybrid hard disks in the system. If you enable this policy setting, the system does not use the non-volatile (NV) cache to optimize boot and resume. If you disable this policy setting, the system uses the N ...

CCE-36690-6
COM+ System Application Manages the configuration and tracking of Component Object Model (COM)+-based components. If the service is stopped, most COM+-based components will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37568-3
Prevent Automatic Updates Prevents users from being prompted to update Windows Media Player. This policy prevents the Player from being updated and prevents users with administrator rights from being prompted to update the Player if an updated version is available. The Check for Player Updates com ...

CCE-36334-1
Do not allow password authentication of Enhanced Storage devices This policy setting configures whether or not a password can be used to unlock an Enhanced Storage device. If you enable this policy setting, a password cannot be used to unlock an Enhanced Storage device. If you disable or do not c ...

CCE-36783-9
Device Setup Manager Enables the detection, download and installation of device-related software. If this service is disabled devices may be configured with outdated software and may not work correctly.

CCE-37315-9
Enforce upgrade component rules This setting causes the Windows Installer to enforce strict rules for component upgrades - setting this may cause some updates to fail. If you enable this policy setting strict upgrade rules will be enforced by the Windows Installer. Upgrades can fail if they attemp ...

CCE-36587-4
Do not allow Windows Journal to be run Prevents start of Windows Journal. If you enable this policy, the Windows Journal accessory will not run. If you disable this policy, the Windows Journal accessory will run. If you do not configure this policy, the Windows Journal accessory will run.

CCE-38420-6
Enable enforcement of Executable Rules This setting allows you to enable enforcement of AppLocker Executable Rules. If you enable this setting, the AppLocker Executable Rules are enforced. If you disable or do not configure this setting, the AppLocker Executable Rules are not enforced.

CCE-37631-9
Configure the list of blocked TPM commands This policy setting allows you to manage the Group Policy list of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) commands blocked by Windows. If you enable this policy setting, Windows will block the specified commands from being sent to the TPM on the computer. TPM comma ...

CCE-36010-7
Allow users to browse for source while elevated This policy setting allows users to search for installation files during privileged installations. If you enable this policy setting, the Browse button in the 'Use feature from' dialog box is enabled. As a result, users can search for installation ...

CCE-36432-3
CD and DVD: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to the CD and DVD removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, read access will be allowed to this ...

CCE-37533-7
Do not sync on metered connections Prevent syncing to and from this PC when on metered Internet connections. This turns off and disables 'sync your settings on metered connections' switch on the 'sync your settings' page in PC Settings. If you enable this policy setting, syncing on metered conn ...

CCE-36298-8
Prevent embedded UI This policy setting controls the ability to prevent embedded UI. If you enable this policy setting, no packages on the system can run embedded UI. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, embedded UI is allowed to run.

CCE-38224-2
Fail authentication requests when Kerberos armoring is not available This policy setting controls whether a computer requires that Kerberos message exchanges be armored when communicating with a domain controller. Warning: When a domain does not support Kerberos armoring by enabling 'Support Dyn ...

CCE-38259-8
Provide information about previous logons to client computers This policy setting controls whether the domain controller provides information about previous logons to client computers. If you enable this policy setting, the domain controller provides the information message about previous logons. ...

CCE-37666-5
Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown This policy setting specifies whether Windows will allow console applications and GUI applications without visible top-level windows to block or cancel shutdown. By default, such applications are automatically terminated i ...

CCE-36454-7
Turn on Smart Card Plug and Play service This policy setting allows you to control whether Smart Card Plug and Play is enabled. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, Smart Card Plug and Play will be enabled and the system will attempt to install a Smart Card device driver when a c ...

CCE-37546-9
Do not allow Windows to activate Enhanced Storage devices This policy setting configures whether or not Windows will activate an Enhanced Storage device. If you enable this policy setting, Windows will not activate unactivated Enhanced Storage devices. If you disable or do not configure this ...

CCE-37337-3
Turn on extensive logging for Active Directory Domain Services domain controllers that are running Server for NIS This policy setting allows an administrator to configure extensive logging for computers that are running Server for Network Information Service (NIS). If you enable th ...

CCE-37292-0
Troubleshooting: Allow users to access online troubleshooting content on Microsoft servers from the Troubleshooting Control Panel (via the Windows Online Troubleshooting Service - WOTS) This policy setting allows users who are connected to the Internet to access and search troubleshooting content t ...

CCE-37920-6
Removable Disks: Deny execute access This policy setting denies execute access to removable disks. If you enable this policy setting, execute access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, execute access will be allowed to this remov ...

CCE-37239-1
Allow remote start of unlisted programs This policy setting allows you to specify whether remote users can start any program on the RD Session Host server when they start a Remote Desktop Services session, or whether they can only start programs that are listed in the RemoteApp Programs list. You ...

CCE-36926-4
Configure Group Policy Caching This policy setting allows you to configure Group Policy caching behavior. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, Group Policy caches policy information after every background processing session. This cache saves applicable GPOs and ...

CCE-36178-2
Prevent plaintext PINs from being returned by Credential Manager This policy setting prevents plaintext PINs from being returned by Credential Manager. If you enable this policy setting, Credential Manager does not return a plaintext PIN. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, ...

CCE-38006-3
Turn on session logging This policy setting allows you to turn logging on or off. Log files are located in the user's Documents folder under Remote Assistance. If you enable this policy setting, log files will be generated. If you disable this policy setting, log files will not be generated. If ...

CCE-36828-2
Encrypting File System (EFS) Provides the core file encryption technology used to store encrypted files on NTFS file system volumes. If this service is stopped or disabled, applications will be unable to access encrypted files.

CCE-36935-5
Don't search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections This policy setting allows you to control whether or not Search can perform queries on the web over metered connections, and if the web results are displayed in Search. If you enable this policy setting, queries won't ...

CCE-37524-6
Prevent Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts This policy setting allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, by default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tr ...

CCE-35887-9
Do not allow changes to initiator iqn name If enabled then do not allow the initiator iqn name to be changed. If disabled then the initiator iqn name may be changed.

CCE-36890-2
Virtual Disk Provides management services for disks, volumes, file systems, and storage arrays.

CCE-38366-1
Allow antimalware service to remain running always This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not the antimalware service remains running when antivirus and antispyware definitions are disabled. It is recommended that this setting remain disabled. If you enable this setting, the anti ...

CCE-36378-8
Turn off Multicast Bootstrap This setting disables PNRP protocol from advertising the computer or from searching other computers on the local subnet in the global cloud. The Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) allows for distributed resolution of a name to an IPV6 address and port number. One of ...

CCE-37065-0
Do not throttle additional data This policy setting determines whether Windows Error Reporting (WER) sends additional, second-level report data even if a CAB file containing data about the same event types has already been uploaded to the server. If you enable this policy setting, WER does not t ...

CCE-37163-3
Turn off Internet Connection Wizard if URL connection is referring to Microsoft.com Specifies whether the Internet Connection Wizard can connect to Microsoft to download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If you enable this setting, the 'Choose a list of Internet Service Providers' path ...

CCE-35950-5
Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations Specifies the amount of time for Automatic Updates to wait before prompting again with a scheduled restart. If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the specified number of minutes after the previous prompt for restart was p ...

CCE-37844-8
Specify a default color This policy setting controls the default color for window frames when the user does not specify a color. If you enable this policy setting and specify a default color, this color will be used in glass window frames, if the user has not specified a color. If you disable or ...

CCE-37030-4
Block Level Backup Engine Service Engine to perform block level backup and recovery of data. This is a component of the Windows Server Backup feature.

CCE-35852-3
Performance Logs and Alerts This policy setting permits or prohibits the use of this snap-in. If you enable this policy setting, the snap-in is permitted and can be added into the Microsoft Management Console or run from the command line as a standalone console. If you disable this policy s ...

CCE-36343-2
Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in This policy prevents automatic copying of user input methods to the system account for use on the sign-in screen. The user is restricted to the set of input methods that are enabled in the system account. Note this ...

CCE-36900-9
Online Responder Service Enables identity revocation services for PKI (certificate) based services such as secure e-mail smartcard logon, secure web servers, etc as an online request and response query process. If this service is stopped or disabled, revocation services may not be available for PKI ...

CCE-36574-2
Do not allow connections without IPSec If enabled then only those connections that are configured for IPSec may be established. If disabled then connections that are configured for IPSec or connections not configured for IPSec may be established.

CCE-37306-8
Run Windows PowerShell scripts first at user logon, logoff This policy setting determines whether Windows PowerShell scripts will run before non-PowerShell scripts during user logon and logoff. By default, PowerShell scripts run after non-PowerShell scripts. If you enable this policy setting, wi ...

CCE-36770-6
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules The IKEEXT service hosts the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and Authenticated Internet Protocol (AuthIP) keying modules. These keying modules are used for authentication and key exchange in Internet Protocol security (IPsec). Stopping or disabling the IKEEXT service ...

CCE-36619-5
Deny Delegating Default Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). If you enable this policy setting you can specify the servers to which the user's default credentials can NOT be delegated (default credentials are those tha ...

CCE-36156-8
Detect application installers that need to be run as administrator This policy setting determines whether the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) will diagnose failures with application installers that are not detected to run as administrator. If you enable this policy setting, the PCA is confi ...

CCE-37502-2
Configure keep-alive connection interval This policy setting allows you to enter a keep-alive interval to ensure that the session state on the RD Session Host server is consistent with the client state. After an RD Session Host server client loses the connection to an RD Session Host server, the s ...

CCE-36704-5
Hyper-V Networking Management Service Provides Hyper-V Networking WMI management.

CCE-36561-9
All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access Configure access to all removable storage classes. This policy setting takes precedence over any individual removable storage policy settings. To manage individual classes, use the policy settings available for each class. If you enable this policy s ...

CCE-35972-9
Windows Firewall: Private: Logging: Log dropped packets Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security discards an inbound packet for any reason. The log records why and when the packet was dropped. Look for entries with the word DROP in the action column of the log.

CCE-38442-0
Configure monitoring for incoming and outgoing file and program activity This policy setting allows you to configure monitoring for incoming and outgoing files, without having to turn off monitoring entirely. It is recommended for use on servers where there is a lot of incoming and outgoing file ac ...

CCE-37404-1
Turn on bandwidth optimization This policy setting allows you to improve performance in low bandwidth scenarios. This setting is incrementally scaled from 'No optimization' to 'Full optimization'. Each incremental setting includes the previous optimization setting. For example: 'Turn off backgr ...

CCE-36036-2
Turn off Windows Mobility Center This policy setting turns off Windows Mobility Center. If you enable this policy setting, the user is unable to invoke Windows Mobility Center. The Windows Mobility Center UI is removed from all shell entry points and the .exe file does not launch it. If you disab ...

CCE-37657-4
Turn off IDN encoding Specifies whether the DNS client should convert internationalized domain names (IDNs) to Punycode when the computer is on non-domain networks with no WINS servers configured. If this policy setting is enabled, IDNs are not converted to Punycode. If this policy setting is ...

CCE-36498-4
Prohibit non-administrators from applying vendor signed updates This setting controls the ability of non-administrators to install updates that have been digitally signed by the application vendor. Non-administrator updates provide a mechanism for the author of an application to create digitally s ...

CCE-37087-4
Enforce Removal of Remote Desktop Wallpaper Specifies whether desktop wallpaper is displayed to remote clients connecting via Remote Desktop Services. You can use this setting to enforce the removal of wallpaper during a Remote Desktop Services session. By default, Windows XP Professional displays ...

CCE-36606-2
Restrict unpacking and installation of gadgets that are not digitally signed. This policy setting allows you to restrict the installation of unsigned gadgets. Desktop gadgets can be deployed as compressed files, either digitally signed or unsigned. If you enable this setting, gadgets that have no ...

CCE-38344-8
Diagnostics: Configure scenario retention Determines the data retention limit for Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) scenario data. If you enable this policy setting, you must enter the maximum size of scenario data that should be retained in megabytes. Detailed troubleshooting data related to scena ...

CCE-38379-4
Threat ID Exclusions This policy setting defines threats which will be excluded from detection during network traffic inspection. Threats should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name should be a string representation of a Threat ...

CCE-36694-8
DHCP Server Performs TCP/IP configuration for DHCP clients, including dynamic assignments of IP addresses, specification of the WINS and DNS servers, and connection-specific DNS names. If this service is stopped, the DHCP server will not perform TCP/IP configuration for clients. If this service is ...

CCE-36134-5
Turn Off Adaptive Display Timeout (On Battery) Manages how Windows controls the setting that specifies how long a computer must be inactive before Windows turns off the computer?s display. When this policy is enabled, Windows automatically adjusts the setting based on what users do with their ke ...

CCE-36365-5
Package Point and print - Approved servers Restricts package point and print to approved servers. This policy setting restricts package point and print connections to approved servers. This setting only applies to Package Point and Print connections, and is completely independent from the 'Point a ...

CCE-36739-1
Windows Font Cache Service Optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance.

CCE-37328-2
Disallow Negotiate authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client will not use Negotiate authentication. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client will not use Negotiate authentication. If you disable or do not configure this ...

CCE-36508-0
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-36918-1
Configure Direct Access connections as a fast network connection This policy setting allows an administrator to define the Direct Access connection to be considered a fast network connection for the purposes of applying and updating Group Policy. When Group Policy detects the bandwidth speed o ...

CCE-36161-8
Turn off Steps Recorder This policy setting controls the state of Steps Recorder. Steps Recorder keeps a record of steps taken by the user. The data generated by Steps Recorder can be used in feedback systems such as Windows Error Reporting to help developers understand and fix problems. The dat ...

CCE-38059-2
Prefer link local responses over DNS when received over a network with higher precedence Specifies that responses from link local name resolution protocols received over a network interface that is higher in the binding order are preferred over DNS responses from network interfaces lower in the bin ...

CCE-37696-2
Do not allow COM port redirection Specifies whether to prevent the redirection of data to client COM ports from the remote computer in a Remote Desktop Services session. You can use this setting to prevent users from redirecting data to COM port peripherals or mapping local COM ports while they ar ...

CCE-36971-0
Define the order of sources for downloading definition updates This policy setting allows you to define the order in which different definition update sources should be contacted. The value of this setting should be entered as a pipe-separated string enumerating the definition update sources in ord ...

CCE-36873-8
Set the default source path for Update-Help This policy setting allows you to set the default value of the SourcePath parameter on the Update-Help cmdlet. If you enable this policy setting, the Update-Help cmdlet will use the specified value as the default value for the SourcePath parameter. Thi ...

CCE-38157-4
Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service Synchronizes the system time of this virtual machine with the system time of the physical computer.

CCE-38024-6
Do not allow printing to Journal Note Writer Prevents printing to Journal Note Writer. If you enable this policy, the Journal Note Writer printer driver will not allow printing to it. It will remain displayed in the list of available printers, but attempts to print to it will fail. If you disable ...

CCE-36753-2
Turn off Application Telemetry The policy controls the state of the Application Telemetry engine in the system. Application Telemetry is a mechanism that tracks anonymous usage of specific Windows system components by applications. Turning Application Telemetry off by selecting 'enable' will stop ...

CCE-37598-0
All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions This policy setting grants normal users direct access to removable storage devices in remote sessions. If you enable this policy setting, remote users will be able to open direct handles to removable storage devices in remote sessions. ...

CCE-37323-3
Turn off pen feedback Disables visual pen action feedback, except for press and hold feedback. If you enable this policy, all visual pen action feedback is disabled except for press and hold feedback. Additionally, the mouse cursors are shown instead of the pen cursors. If you disable or do not ...

CCE-37959-4
Turn on Responder (RSPNDR) driver This policy setting changes the operational behavior of the Responder network protocol driver. The Responder allows a computer to participate in Link Layer Topology Discovery requests so that it can be discovered and located on the network. It also allows a comput ...

CCE-38220-0
Prevent Desktop Shortcut Creation This policy prevents a shortcut icon for the Player from being added to the user's desktop. When this policy is not configured or disabled, users can choose whether to add the Player shortcut icon to their desktops.

CCE-38353-9
Do not display network selection UI This policy setting allows you to control whether anyone can interact with available networks UI on the logon screen. If you enable this policy setting, the PC's network connectivity state cannot be changed without signing into Windows. If you disable or do ...

CCE-37817-4
Customize Warning Messages The 'Display warning message before sharing control' policy setting allows you to specify a custom message to display before a user shares control of his or her computer. The 'Display warning message before connecting' policy setting allows you to specify a custom messag ...

CCE-36740-9
Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT**SSEE) Windows Internal Database Service.

CCE-37149-2
Turn on extensive logging for Password Synchronization This policy setting allows an administrator to turn on extensive logging for Password Synchronization. If you enable this policy setting, all affected computers that are running Password Synchronization log intermediate steps for pas ...

CCE-37924-8
Turn on Accounting for WSRM This setting turns the Accounting feature On or Off. If you enable this setting, Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) will start accounting various usage statistics of the processes. If you disable this setting, WSRM will stop logging usage statistics of processes. ...

CCE-37212-8
Display Shutdown Event Tracker The Shutdown Event Tracker can be displayed when you shut down a workstation or server. This is an extra set of questions that is displayed when you invoke a shutdown to collect information related to why you are shutting down the computer. If you enable this settin ...

CCE-38135-0
Windows Internal Database Provides internal relational database services for use by Windows Server features and roles

CCE-38388-5
Scan all downloaded files and attachments This policy setting allows you to configure scanning for all downloaded files and attachments. If you enable or do not configure this setting, scanning for all downloaded files and attachments will be enabled. If you disable this setting, scanning for ...

CCE-37016-3
Show hibernate in the power options menu Shows or hides hibernate from the power options menu. If you enable this policy setting, the hibernate option will be shown in the Power Options menu (as long as it is supported by the machine's hardware). If you disable this policy setting, the hiber ...

CCE-36219-4
Do not allow web search Enabling this policy removes the option of searching the Web from Windows Desktop Search. When this policy is disabled or not configured, the Web option is available and users can search the Web via their default browser search engine.

CCE-37345-6
Display instructions in startup scripts as they run This policy setting displays the instructions in startup scripts as they run. Startup scripts are batch files of instructions that run before the user is invited to log on. By default, the system does not display the instructions in the startup ...

CCE-38002-2
Prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network Determines whether a user can install and configure the Network Bridge. Important: This settings is location aware. It only applies when a computer is connected to the same DNS domain network it was connected to w ...

CCE-36775-5
Remote Access Connection Manager Manages dial-up and virtual private network (VPN) connections from this computer to the Internet or other remote networks. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36174-1
Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program The Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program will collect information about your hardware configuration and how you use our software and services to identify trends and usage patterns. We will not collect your name, address, or any oth ...

CCE-36348-1
Do not sync desktop personalization Prevent the 'desktop personalization' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'desktop personalization' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'desktop personalization' gro ...

CCE-37247-4
Turn off Resultant Set of Policy logging This setting allows you to enable or disable Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) logging on a client computer. RSoP logs information on Group Policy settings that have been applied to the client. This information includes details such as which Group Policy objec ...

CCE-36664-1
Shell Hardware Detection Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

CCE-37750-7
Driver compatibility settings Driver compatibility settings.

CCE-36709-4
IP Helper Provides automatic IPv6 connectivity over an IPv4 network. If this service is stopped, the machine will only have IPv6 connectivity if it is connected to a native IPv6 network.

CCE-38407-3
Scan network files This policy setting allows you to configure scanning for network files. It is recommended that you do not enable this setting. If you enable this setting, network files will be scanned. If you disable or do not configure this setting, network files will not be scanned.

CCE-36762-3
SSDP Discovery Discovers networked devices and services that use the SSDP discovery protocol, such as UPnP devices. Also announces SSDP devices and services running on the local computer. If this service is stopped, SSDP-based devices will not be discovered. If this service is disabled, any service ...

CCE-37946-1
Do not delete temp folders upon exit This policy setting specifies whether Remote Desktop Services retains a user's per-session temporary folders at logoff. You can use this setting to maintain a user's session-specific temporary folders on a remote computer, even if the user logs off from a ses ...

CCE-36927-2
Configure Logon Script Delay Enter ?0? to disable Logon Script Delay. This policy setting allows you to configure how long the Group Policy client waits after logon before running scripts. By default, the Group Policy client waits five minutes before running lo ...

CCE-36468-7
Extend Point and Print connection to search Windows Update This policy setting allows you to manage where client computers search for Point and Printer drivers. If you enable this policy setting, the client computer will continue to search for compatible Point and Print drivers from Windows Update ...

CCE-37911-5
Turn off handwriting personalization data sharing Turns off data sharing from the handwriting recognition personalization tool. The handwriting recognition personalization tool tool enables Tablet PC users to adapt handwriting recognition to their own writing style by providing writing samples. ...

CCE-38397-6
Allow users to pause scan This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not end users can pause a scan in progress. If you enable or do not configure this setting, a new context menu will be added to the task tray icon to allow the user to pause a scan. If you disable this setting, user ...

CCE-36829-0
Interactive Services Detection Enables user notification of user input for interactive services, which enables access to dialogs created by interactive services when they appear. If this service is stopped, notifications of new interactive service dialogs will no longer function and there may no lo ...

CCE-36686-4
ASP .NET State Service ASP.NET State Service provides support for out-of-process session states for Microsoft ASP.NET, a unified Web development platform. ASP.NET has a concept of session state ? a listing of values associated with the client session is accessible from ASP.NET pages through the Ses ...

CCE-36895-1
Health Key and Certificate Management Provides X.509 certificate and key management services for the Network Access Protection Agent (NAPAgent). Enforcement technologies that use X.509 certificates may not function properly without this service

CCE-37630-1
Define interoperable Kerberos V5 realm settings This policy setting configures the Kerberos client so that it can authenticate with interoperable Kerberos V5 realms, as defined by this policy setting. If you enable this policy setting, you can view and change the list of interoperable Kerber ...

CCE-37105-4
Allow hibernate (S4) when starting from a Windows To Go workspace Specifies whether the PC can use the hibernation sleep state (S4) when started from a Windows To Go workspace. If you enable this setting, Windows, when started from a Windows To Go workspace, can hibernate the PC. If you disab ...

CCE-36784-7
Windows All-User Install Agent Install AppX Packages for all authorized users

CCE-36993-4
Fax Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources on this computer on the network.

CCE-35976-0
Prevent adding user-specified locations to the All Locations menu This policy setting allows you to enable or disable the Add/Remove location options on the All Locations menu as well as any defined locations that were made by a user. When this policy is not configured, the default behavior is to ...

CCE-37469-4
Leave Windows Installer and Group Policy Software Installation Data Determines whether the system retains a roaming user?s Windows Installer and Group Policy based software installation data on their profile deletion. By default User profile deletes all information related to a roaming user (which ...

CCE-37007-2
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance ...

CCE-36433-1
Set BranchCache Distributed Cache mode This policy setting specifies whether the client computer should use the Distributed Cache mode. This BranchCache mode enables a client computer to retrieve content that has been downloaded and cached by other client computers in the branch office. To access c ...

CCE-37301-9
Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes Specifies a list of device setup class GUIDs describing device drivers that non-administrator members of the built-in Users group may install on the system. If you enable this setting, members of the Users group may install ...

CCE-38375-2
Path Exclusions This policy setting allows you to disable scheduled and real-time scanning for files under the paths specified or for the fully qualified resources specified. Paths should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name sho ...

CCE-36905-8
Workstation Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol. If this service is stopped, these connections will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-38277-0
Allow indexing of encrypted files This policy setting allows encrypted items to be indexed. If you enable this policy setting, indexing will attempt to decrypt and index the content (access restrictions will still apply). If you disable this policy setting, the search service components (including ...

CCE-36531-2
Prevent the wizard from running. By default, Add features to Windows 8 is available for all administrators. If you enable this policy setting, the wizard will not run. If you disable this policy setting or set it to Not Configured, the wizard will run.

CCE-37665-7
Ignore custom consent settings This setting determines the behavior of the default consent setting in relation to custom consent settings. If this setting is enabled, the default Consent level setting will always override any other consent setting. If this setting is disabled or not configured, ea ...

CCE-37203-7
Automatic Maintenance WakeUp Policy This policy setting allows you to configure Automatic Maintenance wake up policy. The maintenance wakeup policy specifies if Automatic Maintenance should make a wake request to the OS for the daily scheduled maintenance. Note, that if the OS power wa ...

CCE-38144-2
Configure the refresh interval for Server Manager This policy setting allows you to set the refresh interval for Server Manager. Each refresh provides Server Manager with updated information about which server roles and features are installed and configured on the specified server. Server Manager a ...

CCE-37737-4
Allow logon scripts when NetBIOS or WINS is disabled This policy setting allows user logon scripts to run when the logon cross-forest, DNS suffixes are not configured and NetBIOS or WINS is disabled. This policy setting affects all user accounts interactively logging on to the computer. If you ena ...

CCE-36975-1
Specify the time to check for definition updates This policy setting allows you to specify the time of day at which to check for definition updates. The time value is represented as the number of minutes past midnight (00:00). For example, 120 (0x78) is equivalent to 02:00 AM. By default this sett ...

CCE-36722-7
Performance Counter DLL Host Enables remote users and 64-bit processes to query performance counters provided by 32-bit DLLs. If this service is stopped, only local users and 32-bit processes will be able to query performance counters provided by 32-bit DLLs.

CCE-37906-5
Allow NetBT queries for fully qualified domain names Specifies that NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) queries are issued for fully qualified domain names. If you enable this policy setting, NetBT queries will be issued for multi-label and fully qualified domain names such as 'www.example.com' in addi ...

CCE-36202-0
Turn off Help and Support Center 'Did you know?' content Specifies whether to show the 'Did you know?' section of Help and Support Center. This content is dynamically updated when users who are connected to the Internet open Help and Support Center, and provides up-to-date information about Window ...

CCE-36094-1
Use solid color for Start background This policy setting controls the Start background visuals. If you enable this policy setting, the Start background will use a solid color. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Start background will use the default visuals. Note: I ...

CCE-37278-9
Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon This policy setting allows you to turn off the automatic display of Server Manager at logon. If you enable this policy setting, Server Manager is not displayed automatically when an administrator logs on to the server. If you disable this polic ...

CCE-38251-5
Enable Automatic Hosted Cache Discovery by Service Connection Point This policy setting specifies whether client computers should attempt the automatic configuration of hosted cache mode by searching for hosted cache servers publishing service connection points that are associated with the client's ...

CCE-36940-5
Configure local setting override for reporting to Microsoft MAPS This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration to join Microsoft MAPS. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over Group Poli ...

CCE-36006-5
Turn off Windows presentation settings This policy setting turns off Windows presentation settings. If you enable this policy setting, Windows presentation settings cannot be invoked. If you disable this policy setting, Windows presentation settings can be invoked. The presentation settings icon ...

CCE-36481-0
Prohibit rollback Prohibits Windows Installer from generating and saving the files it needs to reverse an interrupted or unsuccessful installation. This setting prevents Windows Installer from recording the original state of the system and sequence of changes it makes during installation. It also ...

CCE-37221-9
Turn Off Hybrid Sleep (On Battery) Disables Hybrid Sleep. If you enable this policy setting, a hiberfile is not generated when the system transitions to sleep (Stand By). If you do not configure this policy setting, users can see and change this setting.

CCE-36290-5
Prevent Back-ESC mapping Removes the Back->ESC mapping that normally occurs when menus are visible, and for applications that subscribe to this behavior. If you enable this policy, a button assigned to Back will not map to ESC. If you disable this policy, Back->ESC mapping will occur. If you do ...

CCE-36019-8
License server security group This policy setting allows you to specify the RD Session Host servers to which a Remote Desktop license server will offer Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs). You can use this policy setting to control which RD Session Host servers are issued RDS ...

CCE-37715-0
Remove Program Compatibility Property Page This policy controls the visibility of the Program Compatibility property page shell extension. This shell extension is visible on the property context-menu of any program shortcut or executable file. The compatibility property page displays a list of op ...

CCE-38286-1
Turn Off Hybrid Sleep (Plugged In) Disables Hybrid Sleep. If you enable this policy setting, a hiberfile is not generated when the system transitions to sleep (Stand By). If you do not configure this policy setting, users can see and change this setting.

CCE-37813-3
Allow administrators to override Device Installation Restriction policies This policy setting allows you to determine whether members of the Administrators group can install and update the drivers for any device, regardless of other policy settings. If you enable this policy setting, members of th ...

CCE-36744-1
Windows Process Activation Service The Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) provides process activation, resource management and health management services for message-activated applications.

CCE-36953-8
Specify the time for a daily quick scan This policy setting allows you to specify the time of day at which to perform a daily quick scan. The time value is represented as the number of minutes past midnight (00:00). For example, 120 (0x78) is equivalent to 02:00 AM. By default, this setting is set ...

CCE-35932-3
MSS: (AutoShareServer) Enable Administrative Shares (recommended except for highly secure environments) This entry appears as MSS: (AutoShareServer) Enable Administrative Shares (not recommended except for highly secure environments) in the SCE. For additional information, see the Microsoft Knowle ...

CCE-36072-7
Disable power management in connected standby mode This policy setting specifies that power management is disabled when the machine enters connected standby mode. If this policy setting is enabled, Windows Connection Manager does not manage adapter radios to reduce power consumption when ...

CCE-38384-4
Configure local setting override to turn off Intrusion Prevention System This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local pref ...

CCE-38131-9
Disallow run-once backups This policy setting allows you to manage whether run-once backups of a machine can be run or not. If you enable this policy setting, machine administrator/backup operator cannot use Windows Server Backup to run non-scheduled run-once backups. If you disable or do not con ...

CCE-36170-9
Microsoft network server: Server SPN target name validation level This policy setting controls the level of validation a computer with shared folders or printers (the server) performs on the service principal name (SPN) that is provided by the client computer when it establishes a session using the ...

CCE-38188-9
Require domain users to elevate when setting a network's location This policy setting determines whether to require domain users to elevate when setting a network's location. If you enable this policy setting, domain users must elevate when setting a network's location. If you disable or do not c ...

CCE-36215-2
Turn off Internet File Association service Specifies whether to use the Microsoft Web service for finding an application to open a file with an unhandled file association. When a user opens a file that has an extension that is not associated with any applications on the machine, the user is given ...

CCE-36779-7
WMI Performance Adapter Provides performance library information from Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers to clients on the network. This service only runs when Performance Data Helper is activated.

CCE-35834-1
Allow cryptography algorithms compatible with Windows NT 4.0 This setting controls whether the Net Logon service will allow the use of older cryptography algorithms that are used in Windows NT 4.0. The cryptography algorithms used in Windows NT 4.0 and earlier are not as secure as newer algorithms ...

CCE-35967-9
Prevent indexing when running on battery power to conserve energy If enabled, the indexer pauses whenever the computer is running on battery. If disabled, the indexing follows the default behavior. Default is disabled.

CCE-36668-2
Software Protection Enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the service is disabled, the operating system and licensed applications may run in a reduced function mode.

CCE-37234-2
Remote Desktop Management Management Service for Remote Desktop Services

CCE-38260-6
Turn On Compatibility HTTPS Listener This policy setting enables or disables an HTTPS listener created for backward compatibility purposes in the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service. When certain port 443 listeners are migrated to WinRM 2.0, the listener port number chang ...

CCE-37332-4
Turn off Connect to a Network Projector Disables the Connect to a Network Projector wizard so that users cannot connect to a network projector. If you enable this policy, users cannot use the Connect to a Network Projector wizard to connect to a projector. If you disable this policy or do not con ...

CCE-38403-2
Configure local setting override for the scan type to use for a scheduled scan This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of the scan type to use during a scheduled scan. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference se ...

CCE-38305-9
Turn off shared components This policy setting controls the ability to turn off shared components. If you enable this policy setting, no packages on the system get the shared component functionality enabled by the msidbComponentAttributesShared attribute in the Component Table. If you disable ...

CCE-38064-2
Always show desktop on connection This policy setting determines whether the desktop is always displayed after a client connects to a remote computer or an initial program can run. It can be used to require that the desktop be displayed after a client connects to a remote computer, even if an initi ...

CCE-37728-3
Allow Delegating Default Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via a trusted X509 certificate or Kerberos. If you enable this policy setting you can specify t ...

CCE-37826-5
Remote Desktop Connection Broker Enables a user connection request to be routed to the appropriate Remote Desktop Session Host server in a cluster. If this service is stopped, connection requests will be routed to the first available server.

CCE-37367-0
Turn off location scripting This policy setting turns off scripting for the location feature. If you enable this policy setting, scripts for the location feature will not run. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all location scripts will run.

CCE-37091-6
Log event when quota warning level is exceeded This policy setting determines whether the system records an event in the Application log when users reach their disk quota warning level on a volume. If you enable this policy setting, the system records an event. If you disable this policy setting ...

CCE-37915-6
Define host name-to-Kerberos realm mappings This policy setting allows you to specify which DNS host names and which DNS suffixes are mapped to a Kerberos realm. If you enable this policy setting, you can view and change the list of DNS host names and DNS suffixes mapped to a Kerberos realm as def ...

CCE-38393-5
Turn on raw volume write notifications This policy setting controls whether raw volume write notifications are sent to behavior monitoring. If you enable or do not configure this setting, raw write notifications will be enabled. If you disable this setting, raw write notifications be disabled ...

CCE-35901-8
Background Intelligent Transfer Service Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.

CCE-37038-7
Active Directory Web Services This service provides a Web Service interface to instances of the directory service (AD DS and AD LDS) that are running locally on this server. If this service is stopped or disabled, client applications, such as Active Directory PowerShell, will not be able to access ...

CCE-36611-2
Do not allow sessions without mutual CHAP If enabled then only those sessions that are configured for mutual CHAP may be established. If disabled then sessions that are configured for mutual CHAP or sessions not configured for mutual CHAP may be established.

CCE-37256-5
Turn off Windows Startup Sound Turn off the Windows Startup sound and prevent its customization in the Sound item of Control Panel. The Microsoft Windows Startup sound is heard during system startup and cold startup and can be turned on or off in the Sound item of Control Panel. Enabling or disab ...

CCE-37465-2
Disallow selection of Custom Locales This policy prevents a user from selecting a supplemental custom locale as their user locale. The user is restricted to the set of locales that shipped with the operating system. Note that this does not affect the selection of replacement locales. To prevent th ...

CCE-37003-1
Removable Storage The Removable Storage service manages and catalogs removable media and operates automated removable media devices. This service maintains a catalog of information that identifies removable media that are used by your computer, including tapes and CDs. Applications such as Backup a ...

CCE-36392-9
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator Coordinates transactions between MSDTC and the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM).

CCE-36997-5
Microsoft iSNS Server Maintains a database of iSNS client registrations and notifies clients when changes are made to the database.

CCE-36339-0
Set Netlogon share compatibility This policy setting controls whether or not the Netlogon share created by the Net Logon service on a domain controller (DC) should support compatibility in file sharing semantics with earlier applications. If you enable this policy setting, the Netlogon share wil ...

CCE-36899-3
Network Store Interface Service This service delivers network notifications (e.g. interface addition/deleting etc) to user mode clients. Stopping this service will cause loss of network connectivity. If this service is disabled, any other services that explicitly depend on this service will fail to ...

CCE-37990-9
Allow Integrated Unblock screen to be displayed at the time of logon This policy setting lets you determine whether the integrated unblock feature will be available in the logon User Interface (UI). In order to use the integrated unblock feature your smart card must support this feature. Please c ...

CCE-36402-6
Do not sync Prevent syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'sync your settings' switch on the 'sync your settings' page in PC Settings. If you enable this policy setting, 'sync your settings' will be turned off, and none of the 'sync your setting' groups will be synced on ...

CCE-38416-4
Specify threat alert levels at which default action should not be taken when detected This policy setting allows you to customize which automatic remediation action will be taken for each threat alert level. Threat alert levels should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be ...

CCE-38371-1
Randomize scheduled task times This policy setting allows you to enable or disable randomization of the scheduled scan start time and the scheduled definition update start time. This setting is used to distribute the resource impact of scanning. For example, it could be used in guest virtual machin ...

CCE-36962-9
Allow definition updates from Microsoft Update This policy setting allows you to enable download of definition updates from Microsoft Update even if the Automatic Updates default server is configured to another download source such as Windows Update. If you enable this setting, definition update ...

CCE-37706-9
Turn off Windows Mail application Denies or allows access to the Windows Mail application. If you enable this setting, access to the Windows Mail application is denied. If you disable or do not configure this setting, access to the Windows Mail application is allowed.

CCE-36633-6
Ignore the local list of blocked TPM commands This policy setting allows you to enforce or ignore the computer's local list of blocked Trusted Platform Module (TPM) commands. If you enable this policy setting, Windows will ignore the computer's local list of blocked TPM commands and will only bloc ...

CCE-38401-6
Configure local setting override for scheduled quick scan time This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of scheduled quick scan time. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over Group Po ...

CCE-36037-0
Do not allow adding new targets via manual configuration If enabled then new targets may not be manually configured by entering the target name and target portal; already discovered targets may be manually configured. If disabled then new and already discovered targets may be manually configured. ...

CCE-37395-1
Enable file synchronization on costed networks This policy setting determines whether offline files are synchronized in the background when it could result in extra charges on cell phone or broadband plans. If you enable this setting, synchronization can occur in the background when the user's n ...

CCE-36967-8
Define file shares for downloading definition updates This policy setting allows you to configure UNC file share sources for downloading definition updates. Sources will be contacted in the order specified. The value of this setting should be entered as a pipe-separated string enumerating the defin ...

CCE-38338-0
Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the Internet or a Windows Domain This policy setting prevents computers from establishing multiple simultaneous connections to either the Internet or to a Windows domain. If this policy setting is enabled, when the computer has at le ...

CCE-36135-2
Removable Disks: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to removable disks. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, write access will be allowed to this removable sto ...

CCE-38107-9
Restrict system locales This policy restricts the permitted system locales to the specified list. If the list is empty, it locks the system locale to its current value. This policy does not change the existing system locale; however, the next time that an admin attempts to change the machine's syst ...

CCE-38062-6
Ignore the default list of blocked TPM commands This policy setting allows you to enforce or ignore the computer's default list of blocked Trusted Platform Module (TPM) commands. If you enable this policy setting, Windows will ignore the computer's default list of blocked TPM commands and will onl ...

CCE-37601-2
Turn off restore functionality This setting lets you disable file restore functionality. If this setting is enabled, the file restore program is disabled. If this setting is disabled or not configured, the file restore program is enabled and users can restore files.

CCE-36002-4
Display information about previous logons during user logon This policy setting controls whether or not the system displays information about previous logons and logon failures to the user. For local user accounts and domain user accounts in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 functional level domains, ...

CCE-38391-9
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-38160-8
Turn on Security Center (Domain PCs only) This policy setting specifies whether Security Center is turned on or off for computers that are joined to an Active Directory domain. When Security Center is turned on, it monitors essential security settings and notifies the user when the computer might b ...

CCE-35949-7
Turn off password security in Input Panel Adjusts password security settings in Tablet PC Input Panel. These settings include using the on-screen keyboard by default, preventing users from switching to another Input Panel skin (the writing pad or character pad), and not showing what keys are tapped ...

CCE-37734-1
Turn off legacy remote shutdown interface This policy controls the legacy remote shutdown interface (named pipe). The named pipe remote shutdown interface is needed in order to shutdown this system from a remote Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system. If this setting is enabled, the system does ...

CCE-36518-9
Spot Verifier Verifies potential file system corruptions.

CCE-36375-4
Tape Drives: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to the Tape Drive removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, write access will be allowed to ...

CCE-38218-4
Use forest search order This policy setting defines the list of trusting forests that the Key Distribution Center (KDC) searches when attempting to resolve two-part service principal names (SPNs). If you enable this policy setting, the KDC will search the forests in this list if it is unable to re ...

CCE-37832-3
Kerberos client support for claims, compound authentication and Kerberos armoring This policy setting controls whether a device will request claims and compound authentication for Dynamic Access Control and Kerberos armoring using Kerberos authentication with domains that support these features. ...

CCE-37164-1
Do not allow manual configuration of discovered targets If enabled then discovered targets may not be manually configured. If disabled then discovered targets may be manually configured. Note: if enabled there may be cases where this will break VDS.

CCE-37636-8
Disallow Autoplay for non-volume devices This policy setting disallows AutoPlay for MTP devices like cameras or phones. If you enable this policy setting, AutoPlay is not allowed for MTP devices like cameras or phones. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting ...

CCE-35936-4
IDN mapping Specifies whether the DNS client should convert internationalized domain names (IDNs) to the Nameprep form, a canonical Unicode representation of the string. If this policy setting is enabled, IDNs are converted to the Nameprep form. If this policy setting is disabled, or if this ...

CCE-37031-2
Block launching desktop apps associated with a file. This policy setting allows you to minimize the risk involved when a packaged app launches the default app for a file. Because desktop apps run at a higher integrity level than packaged apps, there is a risk that a packaged app could compromise th ...

CCE-36340-8
Determine if interactive users can generate Resultant Set of Policy data This policy setting controls the ability of users to view their Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) data. By default, interactively logged on users can view their own Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) data. If you enable this po ...

CCE-38414-9
Specify the maximum size of archive files to be scanned This policy setting allows you to configure the maximum size of archive files such as .ZIP or .CAB that will be scanned. The value represents file size in kilobytes (KB). The default value is 0 and represents no limit to archive size for scann ...

CCE-36945-4
IP address range Exclusions This policy, if defined, will prevent network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities from inspecting the specified IP addresses. IP addresses should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name ...

CCE-38316-6
Configure Report Queue This setting determines the behavior of the Windows Error Reporting queue. If Queuing behavior is set to 'Default', Windows will decide each time a problem occurs whether the report should be queued or the user should be prompted to send it immediately. If Queuing behavior ...

CCE-37253-2
Only use Package Point and print This policy restricts clients computers to use package point and print only. If this setting is enabled, users will only be able to point and print to printers that use package-aware drivers. When using package point and print, client computers will check the drive ...

CCE-37000-7
Peer Networking Identity Manager Provides Identity services for Peer Networking.

CCE-37712-7
Turn off background refresh of Group Policy Prevents Group Policy from being updated while the computer is in use. This setting applies to Group Policy for computers, users, and domain controllers. If you enable this setting, the system waits until the current user logs off the system before updat ...

CCE-35860-6
Prevent Input Panel tab from appearing Prevents Input Panel tab from appearing on the edge of the Tablet PC screen. Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to enter text, symbols, numbers, or keyboard shortcuts. If you enable thi ...

CCE-36701-1
File Server Storage Reports Manager Provides services for configuration, scheduling, and generation of storage reports.

CCE-36954-6
Specify the time of day to run a scheduled scan This policy setting allows you to specify the time of day at which to perform a scheduled scan. The time value is represented as the number of minutes past midnight (00:00). For example, 120 (0x78) is equivalent to 02:00 AM. By default, this setting ...

CCE-38249-9
DS Role Server This service hosts the DS Role Server used for DC promotion, demotion, and cloning. If this service is disabled, these operations will fail.

CCE-37747-3
Set up a work schedule to limit the maximum network bandwidth used for BITS background transfers This policy setting limits the network bandwidth that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) uses for background transfers during the work and non-work days and hours. The work schedule is defin ...

CCE-36593-2
Dynamic Update Determines if dynamic update is enabled. Computers configured for dynamic update automatically register and update their DNS resource records with a DNS server. If you enable this setting, the computers to which this setting is applied may use dynamic DNS registration on each of th ...

CCE-37155-9
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching By enabling the policy, Administrators hide the Switch user button in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager.

CCE-36460-4
Turn off Configuration Allows you to disable System Restore configuration through System Protection. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state without losing personal data files. The behavior of this setting depends on the 'Turn off Sys ...

CCE-37288-8
Use automated site coverage by the DC Locator DNS SRV Records This policy setting determines the maximum retry interval allowed when applications performing periodic searches for Domain Controllers (DCs) are unable to find a DC. For example, the retry intervals may be set at 10 minutes, then 20 ...

CCE-37275-5
Do not sync personalize Prevent the 'personalize' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'personalize' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'personalize' group will not be synced. Use the option 'Allow ...

CCE-38280-4
Prevent indexing e-mail attachments Enable this policy setting to prevent the indexing of the content of e-mail attachments. If enabled, indexing service components (including non-Microsoft components) are expected not to index e-mail attachments. Consider enabling this policy if you are concerned ...

CCE-36723-5
Performance Logs & Alerts Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service i ...

CCE-36932-2
Disable help tips Disables help tips that Windows shows to the user. By default, Windows will show the user help tips until the user has successfully completed the scenarios. If this setting is enabled, Windows will not show any help tips to the user. If this setting is disabled or not con ...

CCE-37529-5
Devices: Restrict floppy access to locally logged-on user only This policy setting determines whether removable floppy media are 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 floppy m ...

CCE-36580-9
Turn off Multicast Bootstrap This setting disables PNRP protocol from advertising the computer or from searching other computers on the local subnet in the site local cloud. The Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) allows for distributed resolution of a name to an IPV6 address and port number. One ...

CCE-38423-0
Allow members of the Everyone group to run applications that are located in the Program Files folder This setting allows members of the Everyone group to run applications that are located in (or beneath) the Program Files folder. If you enable this setting, members of the Everyone group will be ...

CCE-35882-0
Turn Off Cache Power Mode Turns off the power save mode on the hybrid hard disks in the system. If you enable this policy, the disks will not be put into NV cache power save mode and no power savings would be achieved. If you disable this policy setting, then the hard disks are put into a NV cach ...

CCE-37120-3
Set PNRP cloud to resolve only This policy setting limits a node to resolving, but not publishing, names in a specific Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) cloud. This policy setting forces computers to act as clients in peer-to-peer (P2P) scenarios. For example, a client computer can detect other ...

CCE-38129-3
Configure Scenario Execution Level Determines the execution level for Windows Shutdown Performance Diagnostics. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS ...

CCE-37725-9
Turn off non-volatile cache feature This policy setting turns off all support for the non-volatile (NV) cache on all hybrid hard disks in the system. To check if you have hybrid hard disks in the system, from Device Manager, right-click the disk drive and select Properties. The NV cache can be used ...

CCE-36384-6
Turn off PNRP cloud creation This policy setting enables or disables PNRP cloud creation. PNRP is a distributed name resolution protocol allowing Internet hosts to publish peer names with a corresponding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address. Other hosts can then resolve the name, retrieve th ...

CCE-37823-2
Delete cached copies of roaming profiles Determines whether the system saves a copy of a user?s roaming profile on the local computer's hard drive when the user logs off. This setting, and related settings in this folder, together describe a strategy for managing user profiles residing on remote s ...

CCE-36758-1
Custom Classes: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to custom removable storage classes. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to these removable storage classes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, write access will be allowed to ...

CCE-36989-2
Certificate Propagation Propagates certificates from smart cards.

CCE-38182-2
Enable / disable TXF deprecated features TXF deprecated features included savepoints, secondary RM, miniversion and roll forward. Please enable it if you want to use the APIs.

CCE-36259-0
Prevent redirection of devices that match any of these device Ids This policy setting prevents redirection of specific USB devices. If you enable this setting, an alternate driver for the USB device cannot be loaded. If you disable or do not configure this setting, an alternate driver for the ...

CCE-37627-7
Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network This policy setting prevents computers from connecting to both a domain based network and a non-domain based network at the same time. If this policy setting is enabled, the computer responds to ...

CCE-37654-1
Do not forcefully unload the users registry at user logoff Microsoft Windows will always unload the users registry, even if there are any open handles to the per-user registry keys at user logoff. Using this policy setting, an administrator can negate this behavior, preventing Windows from forceful ...

CCE-37040-3
Diagnostic System Host The Diagnostic System Host service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, some diagnostics will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to star ...

CCE-37338-1
Turn Off Adaptive Display Timeout (Plugged In) Manages how Windows controls the setting that specifies how long a computer must be inactive before Windows turns off the computer?s display. When this policy is enabled, Windows automatically adjusts the setting based on what users do with their ke ...

CCE-36357-2
Prevent backing up to network location This setting lets you prevent users from selecting a network location for storing backups. If this setting is enabled, users will be blocked from selecting a network location as a backup location. If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can sele ...

CCE-37391-0
Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run Allows you to disable Windows Messenger. If you enable this setting, Windows Messenger will not run. If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows Messenger can be used. Note: If you enable this setting, Remote Assistance also cannot use Window ...

CCE-37921-4
Allow Delegating Saved Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via a trusted X509 certificate or Kerberos. If you enable this policy setting you can specify the ...

CCE-36131-1
DirectAccess Passive Mode Specifies whether NCA service runs in Passive Mode or not. Set this to Disabled to keep NCA probing actively all the time. If this setting is not configured, NCA probing is in active mode by default.

CCE-37787-9
Turn off Federation Service This policy setting prevents a Federation Service in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) from being installed or run. If you enable this policy setting, installation of a Federation Service fails. If a Federation Service has already been installed, all requests ...

CCE-36477-8
Wait for remote user profile Directs the system to wait for the remote copy of the roaming user profile to load, even when loading is slow. Also, the system waits for the remote copy when the user is notified about a slow connection, but does not respond in the time allowed. This setting and relat ...

CCE-37730-9
Prohibit removal of updates This setting controls the ability for users or administrators to remove Windows Installer based updates. This setting should be used if you need to maintain a tight control over updates. One example is a lockdown environment where you want to ensure that updates once i ...

CCE-37569-1
Windows Firewall: Private: Logging: Name Use this option to specify the path and name of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-37632-7
Configure Security Policy for Scripted Diagnostics Determines whether scripted diagnostics will execute diagnostic packages that are signed by untrusted publishers. If you enable this policy setting, the scripted diagnostics execution engine will validate the signer of any diagnostic package and o ...

CCE-36011-5
Back up log automatically when full This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size and takes effect only if the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled. If you enable this policy setting and the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled, the ...

CCE-37009-8
KDC Proxy Server service (KPS) KDC Proxy Server service runs on edge servers to proxy Kerberos protocol messages to domain controllers on the corporate network.

CCE-37160-9
Verify old and new Folder Redirection targets point to the same share before redirecting This policy setting allows you to prevent data loss when you change the target location for Folder Redirection, and the new and old targets point to the same network share, but have different network paths. ...

CCE-36379-6
Allow signature keys valid for Logon This policy setting lets you allow signature key-based certificates to be enumerated and available for logon. If you enable this policy setting then any certificates available on the smart card with a signature only key will be listed on the logon screen. If y ...

CCE-36166-7
Show first sign-in animation This policy setting allows you to control whether users see the first sign-in animation when signing in to the PC for the first time. If you enable this policy setting, users will see the animation. If you disable this policy setting, users will not see the animat ...

CCE-38369-5
Define addresses to bypass proxy server This policy, if defined, will prevent antimalware from using the configured proxy server when communicating with the specified IP addresses. The address value should be entered as a valid URL. If you enable this setting, the proxy server will be bypassed f ...

CCE-38312-5
Configure slow-link mode This policy setting enables computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 to use the slow-link mode of Offline Files (it is enabled by default for computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2). This policy also controls when client computers running Window ...

CCE-37303-5
Prevent restoring previous versions from backups This policy setting lets you suppress the Restore button in the previous versions property page when the user has selected a previous version of a local file, in which the previous version is stored on a backup. If you enable this policy setting, ...

CCE-37534-5
Do not display the password reveal button This policy setting allows you to configure the display of the password reveal button in password entry user experiences. If you enable this policy setting, the password reveal button will not be displayed after a user types a password in the password en ...

CCE-38410-7
Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan This policy setting allows you to specify the day of the week on which to perform a scheduled scan. The scan can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This setting can be configured with the following ordinal number values ...

CCE-36344-0
KDC support for claims, compound authentication and Kerberos armoring This policy setting allows you to configure a domain controller to support claims and compound authentication for Dynamic Access Control and Kerberos armoring using Kerberos authentication. If you enable this policy setting, c ...

CCE-36771-4
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper Creates a Network Map, consisting of PC and device topology (connectivity) information, and metadata describing each PC and device. If this service is disabled, the Network Map will not function properly.

CCE-36068-5
Turn Off UDP On Client This policy setting specifies whether the UDP protocol will be used to access servers via Remote Desktop Protocol. If you enable this policy setting, Remote Desktop Protocol traffic will only use the TCP protocol. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, ...

CCE-37667-3
Automatic reconnection Specifies whether to allow Remote Desktop Connection clients to automatically reconnect to sessions on an RD Session Host server if their network link is temporarily lost. By default, a maximum of twenty reconnection attempts are made at five second intervals. If the status ...

CCE-36673-2
Thread Ordering Server Provides ordered execution for a group of threads within a specific period of time.

CCE-36442-2
Remove Windows Security item from Start menu Specifies whether to remove the Windows Security item from the Settings menu on Remote Desktop clients. You can use this setting to prevent inexperienced users from logging off from Remote Desktop Services inadvertently. If the status is set to Enabled, ...

CCE-36958-7
Turn on e-mail scanning This policy setting allows you to configure e-mail scanning. When e-mail scanning is enabled, the engine will parse the mailbox and mail files, according to their specific format, in order to analyze the mail bodies and attachments. Several e-mail formats are currently suppo ...

CCE-36705-2
IAS Jet Database Access The IAS Jet Database Access service uses the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol to provide authentication, authorization, and accounting services. It is only available in 64-bit versions of Windows. With Internet Authentication Services (IAS), you c ...

CCE-36562-7
Enable client-side targeting Specifies the target group name or names that should be used to receive updates from an intranet Microsoft update service. If the status is set to Enabled, the specified target group information is sent to the intranet Microsoft update service which uses it to determin ...

CCE-38441-2
Configure removal of items from Quarantine folder This policy setting defines the number of days items should be kept in the Quarantine folder before being removed. If you enable this setting, items will be removed from the Quarantine folder after the number of days specified. If you disable ...

CCE-36607-0
Turn off Windows SideShow This policy setting turns off Windows SideShow. If you enable this policy setting, the Windows SideShow Control Panel will be disabled and data from Windows SideShow-compatible gadgets (applications) will not be sent to connected devices. If you disable or do not config ...

CCE-37965-1
Automatic Updates detection frequency Specifies the hours that Windows will use to determine how long to wait before checking for available updates. The exact wait time is determined by using the hours specified here minus zero to twenty percent of the hours specified. For example, if this policy i ...

CCE-37284-7
Detect application failures caused by deprecated Windows DLLs This policy setting determines whether the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) will diagnose DLL load failures in programs. If you enable this policy setting, the PCA detects programs trying load legacy Microsoft Windows DLLs that ar ...

CCE-36464-6
Pre-populate printer search location text Enables the physical Location Tracking setting for Windows printers. Use Location Tracking to design a location scheme for your enterprise and assign computers and printers to locations in the scheme. Location Tracking overrides the standard method used to ...

CCE-37414-0
Allow the Network Access Protection client to support the 802.1x Enforcement Client component This policy setting allows the Network Access Protection (NAP) client to support the Windows XP version of the 802.1x Enforcement Client component. If you enable this policy setting, NAP allows the Window ...

CCE-35962-0
Enable indexing of online delegate mailboxes Enabling this policy allows indexing of items for online delegate mailboxes on a Microsoft Exchange server. This policy affects only delegate mailboxes that are online. Microsoft Outlook 2007 allows users to cache portions of delegate mailboxes locally ( ...

CCE-36366-3
Allow CredSSP authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service accepts CredSSP authentication from a remote client. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service will accept CredSSP authentication from a remote client. ...

CCE-36825-8
Superfetch Maintains and improves system performance over time.

CCE-37151-8
Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature Determines whether the Offline Files feature is enabled. This setting also disables the 'Enable Offline Files' option on the Offline Files tab. This prevents users from trying to change the option while a setting controls it. Offline Files saves ...

CCE-37512-1
Interactive logon: Message title 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 allows text to be specified in the title bar of t ...

CCE-36695-5
Diagnostic Service Host The Diagnostic Service Host service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, some diagnostics will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to st ...

CCE-38378-6
Process Exclusions for outbound traffic This policy setting defines processes from which outbound network traffic will not be inspected. Process names should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name should be a string representatio ...

CCE-37778-8
Do not allow LPT port redirection Specifies whether to prevent the redirection of data to client LPT ports during a Remote Desktop Services session. You can use this setting to prevent users from mapping local LPT ports and redirecting data from the remote computer to local LPT port peripherals. B ...

CCE-36891-0
Application Experience Processes application compatibility cache requests for applications as they are launched

CCE-37525-3
End session when time limits are reached This policy setting Sspecifies whether to end a Remote Desktop Services session that has timed out instead of disconnecting it. You can use this setting to direct Remote Desktop Services to end a session (that is, the user is logged off and the session is ...

CCE-36727-6
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Quality Windows Audio Video Experience (qWave) is a networking platform for Audio Video (AV) streaming applications on IP home networks. qWave enhances AV streaming performance and reliability by ensuring network quality-of-service (QoS) for AV applications. I ...

CCE-36584-1
Allow user name hint This policy setting lets you determine whether an optional field will be displayed during logon and elevation that allows a user to enter his or her user name or user name and domain, thereby associating a certificate with that user. If you enable this policy setting then an o ...

CCE-35886-1
Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs This policy setting allows you to specify a list of Plug and Play hardware IDs and compatible IDs for devices that Windows is prevented from installing. This policy setting takes precedence over any other policy setting that allows ...

CCE-37271-4
Prevent users from using Windows Installer to install updates and upgrades This policy setting prevents users from using Windows Installer to install patches. If you enable this policy setting, users are prevented from using Windows Installer to install patches. Patches are updates or upgrades t ...

CCE-37480-1
Redirect only the default client printer This policy setting allows you to specify whether the default client printer is the only printer redirected in Remote Desktop Services sessions. If you enable this policy setting, only the default client printer is redirected in Remote Desktop Services sess ...

CCE-36936-3
Set the SafeSearch setting for Search This policy setting allows you to control the SafeSearch setting used when performing a query in Search. If you enable this policy setting, you can specify one of three SafeSearch settings, which users won't be able to change: -Strict: Filter out adu ...

CCE-36780-5
World Wide Web Publishing Service Provides Web connectivity and administration through the Internet Information Services Manager.

CCE-36682-3
AD RMS Logging Service The Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) logging service runs on each server in an AD RMS cluster and sends logging information to the logging database. This information is used by AD RMS to generate reports from within the Active Directory Rights Management Se ...

CCE-38356-2
Allow development of Windows Store apps without installing a developer license Allows or denies development of Windows Store applications without installing a developer license. If you enable this setting and enable the 'Allow all trusted apps to install' Group Policy, you can develop Wi ...

CCE-36255-8
Use RD Connection Broker load balancing This policy setting allows you to specify whether to use the RD Connection Broker load balancing feature to balance the load between servers in an RD Session Host server farm. If you enable this policy setting, RD Connection Broker redirects users who do no ...

CCE-36486-9
Selectively allow the evaluation of a symbolic link Symbolic links can introduce vulnerabilities in certain applications. To mitigate this issue, you can selectively enable or disable the evaluation of these types of symbolic links: Local Link to a Local Target Local Link to a Remote Target Remote ...

CCE-36901-7
Remote Desktop Configuration Remote Desktop Configuration service (RDCS) is responsible for all Terminal Services and Remote Desktop related configuration and session maintenance activities that require SYSTEM context. These include per-session temporary folders, TS themes, and TS certificates.

CCE-37952-9
Prevent Windows Media DRM Internet Access Prevents Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) from accessing the Internet (or intranet). When enabled, Windows Media DRM is prevented from accessing the Internet (or intranet) for license acquisition and security upgrades. When this policy is ena ...

CCE-38289-5
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management Service Management service for Hyper-V, provides service to run multiple virtual machines.

CCE-36741-7
Windows License Monitoring Service This service monitors the Windows software license state.

CCE-36184-0
Do not allow Sound Recorder to run Specifies whether Sound Recorder can run. Sound Recorder is a feature of Microsoft Windows Vista that can be used to record sound from an audio input device where the recorded sound is encoded and saved as an audio file. If you enable this policy setting, Sound ...

CCE-37925-5
Enforce disk quota limit Determines whether disk quota limits are enforced and prevents users from changing the setting. If you enable this setting, disk quota limits are enforced. If you disable this setting, disk quota limits are not enforced. When you enable or disable the setting, the system d ...

CCE-36994-2
File Server Resource Manager Provides services for quota and file screen management.

CCE-37564-2
Do Not Show First Use Dialog Boxes Do Not Show First Use Dialog Boxes This policy prevents the Privacy Options and Installation Options dialog boxes from being displayed the first time a user starts Windows Media Player. This policy prevents the dialog boxes which allow users to select privacy, f ...

CCE-37213-6
Enable access-denied assistance on client for all file types This Group Policy Setting should be set on Windows clients to enable access-denied assistance for all file types

CCE-36896-9
Hyper-V Image Management Service Provides Image Management servicing for Hyper-V.

CCE-38387-7
Monitor file and program activity on your computer This policy setting allows you to configure monitoring for file and program activity. If you enable or do not configure this setting, monitoring for file and program activity will be enabled. If you disable this setting, monitoring for file a ...

CCE-36678-1
Windows Color System The WcsPlugInService service hosts third-party Windows Color System color device module and gamut map model plug-in modules. These plug-in modules are vendor-specific extensions to the Windows Color System baseline color device and gamut map modules. Stopping or disabling the W ...

CCE-37248-2
Floppy Drives: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to the Floppy Drives removable storage class, including USB Floppy Drives. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy settin ...

CCE-37662-4
Do not send a Windows error report when a generic driver is installed on a device This policy setting allows you to specify whether to send a Windows error report when a generic driver is installed on a device. If you enable this policy setting, a Windows error report is not sent when a generic dr ...

CCE-37707-7
Change Group Policy processing to run asynchronously when a slow network connection is detected. This policy directs Group Policy processing to skip processing any client side extension that requires synchronous processing (that is, whether computers wait for the network to be fully initialized dur ...

CCE-37070-0
Remote Desktop Session Broker Enables a user connection request to be routed to the appropriate Remote Desktop Session Host server in a cluster. If this service is stopped, connection requests will be routed to the first available server.

CCE-36086-7
Prohibit installing or uninstalling color profiles This policy setting affects the ability of users to install or uninstall color profiles. If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to install new color profiles or uninstall previously installed color profiles. If you disable or d ...

CCE-37760-6
Deny Delegating Fresh Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). If you enable this policy setting you can specify the servers to which the user's fresh credentials can NOT be delegated (fresh credentials are those that you ...

CCE-36349-9
Prevent the display of advanced indexing options for Windows Search in the Control Panel This policy setting hides or displays the Advanced Options dialog for Search and Indexing Options in the Control Panel. If you enable this policy setting, the Advanced Options dialog for Search and Indexing ...

CCE-36162-6
Set SYSVOL share compatibility This policy setting controls whether or not the SYSVOL share created by the Net Logon service on a domain controller (DC) should support compatibility in file sharing semantics with earlier applications. When this setting is enabled, the SYSVOL share will honor fil ...

CCE-36412-5
Return domain controller address type This policy setting detremines the type of IP address that is returned for a domain controller. The DC Locator APIs return the IP address of the DC with the other parts of information. Before the support of IPv6, the returned DC IP address was IPv4. But with th ...

CCE-38365-3
Do not sync start settings Prevent the 'Start layout' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'Start layout' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'Start layout' group will not be synced. U ...

CCE-38267-1
Isolate print drivers from applications Determines if print driver components are isolated from applications instead of normally loading them into applications. Isolating print drivers greatly reduces the risk of a print driver failure causing an application crash. Not all applications support d ...

CCE-37697-0
Disable binding directly to IPropertySetStorage without intermediate layers. Changes the behavior of IShellFolder::BindToObject for IID_IPropertySetStorage to not bind directly to the IPropertySetStorage implementation, and to include the intermediate layers provided by the Property System. This b ...

CCE-36972-8
Initiate definition update on startup This policy setting allows you to configure definition updates on startup when there is no antimalware engine present. If you enable or do not configure this setting, definition updates will be initiated on startup when there is no antimalware engine present ...

CCE-37444-7
Download roaming profiles on primary computers only This policy setting controls on a per-computer basis whether roaming profiles are downloaded on a user's primary computers only. This policy setting is useful to improve logon performance and to increase security for user data on computers where t ...

CCE-36665-8
Simple TCP/IP Services Simple TCP/IP Services implements support for the Echo, Discard, Character Generator, Daytime, and Quote of the Day protocols. Echo (port 7, RFC 862) This protocol echoes back data from any messages it receives on this server port. Echo can be useful as a network debugging an ...

CCE-36109-7
Prohibit Access of the Windows Connect Now wizards This policy setting prohibits access to Windows Connect Now (WCN) wizards. If this policy setting is enabled, the wizards are disabled and users will have no access to any of the wizard tasks. All the configuration related tasks, including ?Set up ...

CCE-37368-8
Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections This policy controls whether the print spooler will accept client connections. When the policy is unconfigured, the spooler will not accept client connections until a user shares out a local printer or opens the print queue on a printer connection, ...

CCE-37190-6
Prevent indexing Microsoft Office Outlook Enable this policy to prevent indexing of any Microsoft Outlook items. The default is to automatically index Outlook items. If this policy is enabled then the user's Outlook items will not be added to the index and the user will not see them in search resul ...

CCE-37039-5
Computer Browser Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37008-0
Windows Search Provides content indexing and property caching for file, email and other content (via extensibility APIs). The service responds to file and email notifications to index modified content. If the service is stopped or disabled, the Explorer will not be able to display virtual folder ...

CCE-37818-2
Disable revocation checking for the SSL certificate of KDC proxy servers This policy setting allows you to disable revocation check for the SSL certificate of the KDC proxy server being connected to. If you enable this policy setting, revocation check for the SSL certificate of the KDC proxy ser ...

CCE-37422-3
Disable text prediction Prevents the Tablet PC Input Panel from providing text prediction suggestions. This policy applies for both the on-screen keyboard and the handwriting tab. Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to enter t ...

CCE-36785-4
Windows Store Service (WSService) Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

CCE-37359-7
Force selected system UI language to overwrite the user UI language This is a setting for computers with more than one UI language installed. If you enable this setting, the UI language of Windows menus and dialogs language for systems with more than one language will follow the language specified ...

CCE-36336-6
Log directory pruning retry events Specifies whether or not to log events when the pruning service on a domain controller attempts to contact a computer before pruning the computer's printers. The pruning service periodically contacts computers that have published printers to verify that the print ...

CCE-35931-5
Allow Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files (Plugged In) Allow Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files. If you enable this policy setting, the computer will automatically sleep when network files are open. If you disable this policy setting, the computer will not automatically sleep whe ...

CCE-37675-6
Always render print jobs on the server When printing through a print server, determines whether the print spooler on the client will process print jobs itself, or pass them on to the server to do the work. This policy setting only effects printing to a Windows print server. If you enable this pol ...

CCE-37520-4
Turn off access to the OEM and Microsoft branding section Removes access to the performance center control panel OEM and Microsoft branding links. If you enable this setting, the OEM and Microsoft web links within the performance control panel page will not be displayed. The administrative tools w ...

CCE-38178-0
Windows Firewall: Private: Logging: Size limit (KB) Use this option to specify the size limit of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-38419-8
Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations Even when Windows Update is configured to receive updates from an intranet update service, it will periodically retrieve information from the public Windows Update service to enable future connections to Windows Update, and other services like ...

CCE-38374-5
Extension Exclusions This policy setting allows you specify a list of file types that should be excluded from scheduled, custom, and real-time scanning. File types should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name should be a string r ...

CCE-36175-8
Reverse the subject name stored in a certificate when displaying This policy setting lets you reverse the subject name from how it is stored in the certificate when displaying it during logon. By default the user principal name (UPN) is displayed in addition to the common name to help ...

CCE-37479-3
Back up log automatically when full This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size and takes effect only if the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled. If you enable this policy setting and the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled, the ...

CCE-37204-5
Allow domain users to log on using biometrics This policy setting determines whether domain users can log on or elevate User Account Control (UAC) permissions using biometrics. By default, domain users cannot use biometrics to log on. If you enable this policy setting, domain users can log on to a ...

CCE-37128-6
Turn off Help and Support Center Microsoft Knowledge Base search Specifies whether users can perform a Microsoft Knowledge Base search from the Help and Support Center. The Knowledge Base is an online source of technical support information and self-help tools for Microsoft products and is searche ...

CCE-37181-5
Turn Off Low Battery User Notification Disables a user notification when the battery capacity remaining equals the low battery notification level. If you enable this policy, Windows will not show a notification when the battery capacity remaining equals the low battery notification level. To conf ...

CCE-38156-6
Allow .rdp files from valid publishers and user's default .rdp settings This policy setting allows you to specify whether users can run Remote Desktop Protocol (.rdp) files from a publisher that signed the file with a valid certificate. A valid certificate is one that is issued by an authority reco ...

CCE-36456-2
Turn on the Windows to NIS password synchronization for users that have been migrated to Active Directory This policy setting allows an administrator to turn on the Windows to Network Information Service (NIS) password synchronization for UNIX-based user accounts that have been migrated to Active D ...

CCE-38352-1
Request compound authentication This policy setting allows you to configure a domain controller to request compound authentication. Note: For a domain controller to request compound authentication, the policy 'KDC support for claims, compound authentication, and Kerberos armoring' must be config ...

CCE-38023-8
Turn off downloading of game information Manages download of game box art and ratings from the Windows Metadata Services. If you enable this setting, game information including box art and ratings will not be downloaded. If you disable or do not configure this setting, game information will be d ...

CCE-36928-0
Enable Group Policy Caching for Servers This policy setting allows you to configure Group Policy caching behavior on Windows Server machines. If you enable this policy setting, Group Policy caches policy information after every background processing session. This cache saves applicable GPOs and ...

CCE-37324-1
Allow Applications to Prevent Automatic Sleep (On Battery) Allow applications and services to prevent automatic sleep. If you enable this policy setting, any application, service or device driver may prevent Windows from automatically transitioning to sleep after a period of user inactivity. ...

CCE-37555-0
Always use automatic language detection when indexing content and properties This policy setting determines when Windows uses automatic language detection results, and when it relies on indexing history. If you enable this policy setting, Windows will always use automatic language detection to inde ...

CCE-36652-6
Update Top Level Domain Zones Specifies whether the computers to which this setting is applied may send dynamic updates to the zones named with a single label name, also known as top-level domain zones, for example, 'com'. By default, a DNS client configured to perform dynamic DNS update sends dyn ...

CCE-36180-8
Contact PDC on logon failure Defines whether a domain controller (DC) should attempt to verify with the PDC the password provided by a client if the DC failed to validate the password. Contacting the PDC is useful in case the client?s password was recently changed and did not propagate to the DC y ...

CCE-36745-8
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service implements the WS-Management protocol for remote management. WS-Management is a standard web services protocol used for remote software and hardware management. The WinRM service listens on the network for WS-Manage ...

CCE-36998-3
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter Receives activation requests over the net.tcp protocol and passes them to WPAS. .net framework 3.0 & Windows Process Activation Service.

CCE-36647-6
Turn On Desktop Background Slideshow (On Battery) Specify if Windows should enable the desktop background slideshow. If you enable this policy setting, desktop background slideshow is enabled. If you disable this policy setting, the desktop background slideshow is disabled. if you do not c ...

CCE-38383-6
Configure local setting override for turn on behavior monitoring This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of behavior monitoring. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over Group Poli ...

CCE-37048-6
Optimize drives Helps the computer run more efficiently by optimizing files on storage drives.

CCE-36963-7
Allow definition updates when running on battery power This policy setting allows you to configure definition updates when the computer is running on battery power. If you enable or do not configure this setting, definition updates will occur as usual regardless of power state. If you disable ...

CCE-37342-3
Do not log users on with temporary profiles This policy will automatically log off a user when Windows cannot load their profile. If Windows cannot access the user profile folder or the profile contains errors that prevent it from loading, Windows logs on the user with a temporary profile. This p ...

CCE-38187-1
Remove 'Work offline' command This policy setting removes the 'Work offline' command from Explorer, preventing users from manually changing whether Offline Files is in online mode or offline mode. If you enable this policy setting, the 'Work offline' command is not displayed in Windows Explorer. ...

CCE-36082-6
Turn off Windows Defender Turns off Windows Defender Real-Time Protection, and no more scans are scheduled. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Defender does not run, and computers will not be scanned for spyware or other potentially unwanted software. If you disable or do not configure th ...

CCE-37605-3
Turn on TPM backup to Active Directory Domain Services This policy setting allows you to manage the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) backup of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) owner information. TPM owner information includes a cryptographic hash of the TPM owner password. Certain TPM comman ...

CCE-36203-8
Turn off handwriting recognition error reporting Turns off the handwriting recognition error reporting tool. The handwriting recognition error reporting tool enables users to report errors encountered in Tablet PC Input Panel. The tool generates error reports and transmits them to Microsoft over a ...

CCE-36669-0
SQL Server VSS Writer Provides the interface to the backup/restore Windows Internal Database through the Windows VSS infrastructure.

CCE-36976-9
Turn on scan after signature update This policy setting allows you to configure the automatic scan which starts after a definition update has occurred. If you enable or do not configure this setting, a scan will start following a definition update. If you disable this setting, a scan will not ...

CCE-38263-0
Limit the size of the entire roaming user profile cache This policy setting allows you to limit the size of the entire roaming user profile cache on the local drive. This policy setting only applies to a computer on which the Remote Desktop Session Host role service is installed. Note: If you wa ...

CCE-37231-8
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service Provides a mechanism to shut down the operating system of this virtual machine from the management interfaces on the physical computer.

CCE-37738-2
Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications This policy setting allows you to control whether non-administrative users will receive update notifications based on the 'Configure Automatic Updates' policy setting. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Automatic Update and Mic ...

CCE-36416-6
Specify dynamic registration of the DC Locator DNS Records This policy setting determines if dynamic registration of the domain controller (DC) locator DNS resource records is enabled. These DNS records are dynamically registered by the Net Logon service and are used by the Locator algorithm to loc ...

CCE-38361-2
Turn off Automatic Download of updates on Win8 machines Enables or disables the automatic download of app updates on PCs running Windows 8. If you enable this setting, the automatic download of app updates is turned off. If you disable this setting, the automatic download of app updates is tu ...

CCE-36767-2
Credential Manager Provides secure storage and retrieval of credentials to users, applications and security service packages.

CCE-36371-3
Configure list of Enhanced Storage devices usable on your computer This policy setting allows you to configure a list of Enhanced Storage devices by manufacturer and product ID that are usable on your computer. This policy setting only applies to Enhanced Storage devices that support a Certificate ...

CCE-38406-5
Scan archive files This policy setting allows you to configure scans for malicious software and unwanted software in archive files such as .ZIP or .CAB files. If you enable or do not configure this setting, archive files will be scanned. If you disable this setting, archive files will not be ...

CCE-36105-5
Prevent indexing files in offline files cache If enabled, files on network shares made available offline are not indexed. Otherwise they are indexed. Disabled by default.

CCE-37266-4
Windows Firewall: Public: Logging: Name Use this option to specify the path and name of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-36612-0
Configure Scenario Execution Level Determines the execution level for Windows Resource Exhaustion Detection and Resolution. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the Diagnostic Policy ...

CCE-36941-3
Define the rate of detection events for logging This policy setting limits the rate at which detection events for network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities will be logged. Logging will be limited to not more often than one event per the defined interval. The interval value is def ...

CCE-38067-5
Disable indexer backoff If enabled, the search indexer backoff feature will be disabled. Indexing will continue at full speed even when system activity is high. If disabled, backoff logic will be used to throttle back indexing activity when system activity is high. Default is disabled.

CCE-36007-3
Allow Applications to Prevent Automatic Sleep (Plugged In) Allow applications and services to prevent automatic sleep. If you enable this policy setting, any application, service or device driver may prevent Windows from automatically transitioning to sleep after a period of user inactivity. ...

CCE-36710-2
Kerberos Key Distribution Center The Kerberos Key Distribution Center service enables users to log on to the network and be authenticated by the Kerberos version 5 (v5) authentication protocol. As in other implementations of the Kerberos protocol, the Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) is a sin ...

CCE-37364-7
Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon This policy setting determines whether Group Policy processing is synchronous (that is, whether computers wait for the network to be fully initialized during computer startup and user logon). By default, on client computers, Group Policy pro ...

CCE-37916-4
Set the interval between synchronization retries for Password Synchronization This policy setting allows a Password Synchronization administrator to configure the interval, in seconds, between synchronization retries in the event that a synchronization attempt fails. If you enable ...

CCE-37595-6
Do not use NetBIOS-based discovery for domain controller location when DNS-based discovery fails This policy setting allows you to control the domain controller (DC) location algorithm. By default, the DC location algorithm prefers DNS-based discovery if the DNS domain name is known. If DNS-based d ...

CCE-38396-8
Specify the time of day to run a scheduled full scan to complete remediation This policy setting allows you to specify the time of day at which to perform a scheduled full scan in order to complete remediation. The time value is represented as the number of minutes past midnight (00:00). For examp ...

CCE-35944-8
Troubleshooting: Allow users to access and run Troubleshooting Wizards This policy setting allows users to access and run the troubleshooting tools that are available in the Troubleshooting Control Panel and to run the troubleshooting wizard to troubleshoot problems on their computers. If you enab ...

CCE-36438-0
Specify channel binding token hardening level This policy setting allows you to set the hardening level of the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service with regard to channel binding tokens. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service uses the level specified in HardeningLevel to ...

CCE-36950-4
Configure Watson events This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not Watson events are sent. If you enable or do not configure this setting, Watson events will be sent. If you disable this setting, Watson events will not be sent.

CCE-37671-5
Lock Enhanced Storage when the computer is locked This policy will enable the Enhanced Storage device to be locked when the computer is locked. This policy is supported in Windows Enterprise and Business SKUs only. If you enable this policy setting, the Enhanced Storage device will remain locked ...

CCE-36789-6
Microsoft FTP Service Enables this server to be a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. If this service is stopped, the server cannot function as an FTP server. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36393-7
Windows Firewall: Domain: Logging: Log successful connections Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security allows an inbound connection. The log records why and when the connection was formed. Look for entries with the word ALLOW in the action column of the log.

CCE-37004-9
RPC Endpoint Mapper Resolves RPC interfaces identifiers to transport endpoints. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services will not function properly.

CCE-36403-4
Do not sync other Windows settings Prevent the 'Other Windows settings' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'Other Windows settings' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'Other Windows settings' group w ...

CCE-36171-7
Do not sync app settings Prevent the 'app settings' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'app settings' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'app settings' group will not be synced. Use the option 'Al ...

CCE-37200-3
Do not allow v4 printer drivers to show printer extensions This policy determines if v4 printer drivers are allowed to run printer extensions. V4 printer drivers may include an optional, customized user interface known as a printer extension. These extensions may provide access to more d ...

CCE-38370-3
Define proxy server for connecting to the network This policy setting allows you to configure the named proxy that should be used when the client attempts to connect to the network for definition updates and MAPS reporting. If the named proxy fails or if there is no proxy specified, the following s ...

CCE-38415-6
Specify the scan type to use for a scheduled scan This policy setting allows you to specify the scan type to use during a scheduled scan. Scan type options are: 1 = Quick Scan (default) 2 = Full Scan If you enable this setting, the scan type will be set to the specified value. If you disabl ...

CCE-37159-1
Allow restore of system to default state Requirements: At least Windows 7 Description: This policy setting controls whether users can access the options in Recovery (in Control Panel) to restore the computer to the original state or from a user-created system image. If you enable or do not ...

CCE-36305-1
Disallow Negotiate authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service will not accept Negotiate authentication from a remote client. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service will not accept Negotiate authentication from a remot ...

CCE-38317-4
Allow audio recording redirection This policy setting allows you to specify whether users can record audio to the remote computer in a Remote Desktop Services session. Users can specify whether to record audio to the remote computer by configuring the remote audio settings on the Local Resources t ...

CCE-37586-5
Remove browse dialog box for new source Prevents users from searching for installation files when they add features or components to an installed program. This setting disables the Browse button beside the 'Use feature from' list in the Windows Installer dialog box. As a result, users must select ...

CCE-38152-5
Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution Specifies that a multi-homed DNS client should optimize name resolution across networks. The setting improves performance by issuing parallel DNS, link local multicast name resolution (LLMNR) and NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) queries across all networks. In ...

CCE-36830-8
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter Receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to WPAS. .net framework 3.0 & Windows Process Activation Service.

CCE-36380-4
Printer browsing Announces the presence of shared printers to print browse master servers for the domain. On domains with Active Directory, shared printer resources are available in Active Directory and are not announced. If you enable this setting, the print spooler announces shared printers to ...

CCE-36425-7
Turn on the Ability for Applications to Prevent Sleep Transitions (Plugged In) Enables applications and services to prevent the system from sleeping. If you enable this policy setting, an application or service may prevent the system from sleeping (Hybrid Sleep, Stand By, or Hibernate). If you di ...

CCE-37551-9
Set Window Scaling Heuristics State This policy setting allows you to configure Window Scaling Heuristics. Window Scaling Heuristics is an algorithm to identify connectivity and throughput problems caused by many Firewalls and other middle boxes that don't interpret Window Scaling option correctly. ...

CCE-37827-3
Remote Access Management service Logs, monitors, and manages DirectAccess and VPN connections to the server.

CCE-37320-9
Turn on logging This policy setting turns on logging. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, then events can be written to this log. If the policy setting is disabled, then no new events can be logged. Events can always be read from the log, regardless of this policy setting.

CCE-38250-7
MSS: (AutoReboot) Allow Windows to automatically restart after a system crash (recommended except for highly secure environments) This entry appears as MSS: (AutoReboot) Allow Windows to automatically restart after a system crash (recommended except for highly secure environments) in the SCE. This ...

CCE-36754-0
Disallow network as backup target This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of a machine can run to a network share or not. If you enable this policy setting, machine administrator/backup operator cannot use Windows Server Backup to run backups to a network share. If you disable or ...

CCE-36985-0
TCP/IP Print Server The TCP/IP Print Server service enables TCP/IP-based printing by using the Line Printer Daemon protocol. The TCP/IP Print Server service on the print server receives documents from native Line Printer Remote (LPR) utilities running on UNIX computers.

CCE-36656-7
Check for New Signatures Before Scheduled Scans Checks for new signatures before running scheduled scans. If you enable this policy setting, the scheduled scan checks for new signatures before it scans the computer. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the scheduled scan begins ...

CCE-36887-8
SNMP Service The SNMP service allows incoming Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) requests to be serviced by the local computer. SNMP includes agents that monitor activity in network devices and report to the network console workstation. SNMP provides a method of managing network hosts such a ...

CCE-37782-0
Do not send additional data If this setting is enabled any additional data requests from Microsoft in response to a Windows Error Reporting event will be automatically declined without notice to the user.

CCE-37481-9
Configuration of wireless settings using Windows Connect Now This policy setting allows the configuration of wireless settings using Windows Connect Now (WCN). The WCN Registrar enables the discovery and configuration of devices over Ethernet (UPnP), over In-band 802.11 Wi-Fi, through the Windows P ...

CCE-37779-6
Prevent customization of indexed locations in Control Panel If enabled, Search and Indexing Options in Control Panel does not allow opening the Modify Locations dialog. Otherwise it can be opened. Disabled by default.

CCE-36933-0
Do not allow locations on removable drives to be added to libraries This policy setting configures whether or not locations on removable drives can be added to libraries. If you enable this policy setting, locations on removable drives cannot be added to libraries. In addition, locations ...

CCE-35881-2
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor Coordinates the communications that are required to use Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up applications and data on this virtual machine from the operating system on the physical computer.

CCE-36474-5
Prompt for credentials on the client computer This policy setting determines whether a user will be prompted on the client computer to provide credentials for a remote connection to an RD Session Host server. If you enable this policy setting, a user will be prompted on the client computer-instead ...

CCE-37308-4
Turn off creation of System Restore Checkpoints System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state without losing personal data files. By default, the Windows Installer automatically creates a System Restore checkpoint each time an application is ...

CCE-37722-6
Use localized subfolder names when redirecting Start Menu and My Documents This policy setting allows the administrator to define whether Folder Redirection should use localized names for the All Programs, Startup, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos subfolders when redirecting the parent Start Me ...

CCE-37032-0
Use the hardware default graphics adapter for all Remote Desktop Services sessions This policy setting enables system administrators to change the graphics rendering for all Remote Desktop Services sessions on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server. If you enable this policy sett ...

CCE-37820-8
Configure Reliability WMI Providers This policy controls the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers Win32_ReliabilityStabilityMetrics and Win32_ReliabilityRecords. If this setting is disabled, the Reliability Monitor will not display system reliability information nor will WMI capa ...

CCE-37263-1
Use DNS name resolution with a single-label domain name instead of NetBIOS name resolution to locate the DC This policy setting specifies whether the computers to which this setting is applied attempt DNS name resolution of a single-label domain names. By default, when a computer (or the DC Loca ...

CCE-36715-1
Multimedia Class Scheduler Enables relative prioritization of work based on system-wide task priorities. This is intended mainly for multimedia applications. If this service is stopped, individual tasks resort to their default priority.

CCE-36617-9
Enabling Windows Update Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates Specifies whether the Windows Update will use the Windows Power Management features to automatically wake up the system from hibernation, if there are updates scheduled for installation. Windo ...

CCE-37899-2
WPD Devices: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to removable disks, which may include media players, cellular phones, auxiliary displays, and CE devices. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not ...

CCE-38413-1
Specify the maximum percentage of CPU utilization during a scan This policy setting allows you to configure the maximum percentage CPU utilization permitted during a scan. Valid values for this setting are a percentage represented by the integers 5 to 100. A value of 0 indicates that there should b ...

CCE-36158-4
Windows Internal Database VSS Writer Provides the interface to backup and restore Windows Internal Database through the Windows VSS infrastructure.

CCE-36670-8
Task Scheduler Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on this computer. If this service is stopped, these tasks will not be run at their scheduled times. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37757-2
Detect application failures caused by deprecated COM objects This policy setting determines whether the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) will diagnose DLL load or COM object creation failures in programs. If you enable this policy setting, the PCA detects programs trying to create legacy COM ...

CCE-36702-9
Group Policy Client The service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computer and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is stopped or disabled, the settings will not be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Gro ...

CCE-37250-8
Turn on Remote Desktop IP Virtualization This policy setting specifies whether Remote Desktop IP Virtualization is turned on. By default, Remote Desktop IP Virtualization is turned off. If you enable this policy setting, Remote Desktop IP Virtualization is turned on. You can select the mode in wh ...

CCE-36604-7
Turn On Desktop Background Slideshow (Plugged In) Specify if Windows should enable the desktop background slideshow. If you enable this policy setting, desktop background slideshow is enabled. If you disable this policy setting, the desktop background slideshow is disabled. if you do not c ...

CCE-36398-6
Save copies of transform files in a secure location on workstation This policy setting saves copies of transform files in a secure location on the local computer. Transform files consist of instructions to modify or customize a program during installation. If you enable this policy setting, t ...

CCE-38150-9
Device compatibility settings Device compatibility settings.

CCE-37089-0
Do not allow window animations This policy setting controls the appearance of window animations such as those found when restoring, minimizing, and maximizing windows. If you enable this setting, window animations will be turned off. If you disable or do not configure this setting, window animati ...

CCE-37962-8
Prevent clients from querying the index remotely If enabled, clients will be unable to query this computer's index remotely. Thus, when they are browsing network shares that are stored on this computer, they will not search them using the index. If disabled, client search requests will use this co ...

CCE-36968-6
Define the number of days after which a catch-up definition update is required This policy setting allows you to define the number of days after which a catch-up definition update will be required. By default, the value of this setting is 1 day. If you enable this setting, a catch-up definition ...

CCE-36737-5
Windows Error Reporting Service Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to be generated for diagnostic and repair services. If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results ...

CCE-36136-0
Allow Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files (On Battery) Allow Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files. If you enable this policy setting, the computer will automatically sleep when network files are open. If you disable this policy setting, the computer will not automatically sleep whe ...

CCE-36363-0
Add Printer wizard - Network scan page (Managed network) This policy sets the maximum number of printers (of each type) that the Add Printer wizard will display on a computer on a managed network (when the computer is able to reach a domain controller, e.g. a domain-joined laptop on a corporate net ...

CCE-37602-0
Turn on Script Execution This settings lets you configure the script execution policy, controlling what scripts are allowed to run. If you enable this setting, the scripts selected in the drop down list will be allowed to run. The 'Allow only signed scripts' setting allows script to execute only ...

CCE-36790-4
Prevent restoring local previous versions This policy setting lets you suppress the Restore button in the previous versions property page when the user has selected a previous version of a local file. If you enable this policy setting, the Restore button is disabled when the user selects a previ ...

CCE-37152-6
Turn on recommended updates via Automatic Updates Specifies whether Automatic Updates will deliver both important as well as recommended updates from the Windows Update update service. When this policy is enabled, Automatic Updates will install recommended updates as well as important updates from ...

CCE-37383-7
Back up log automatically when full This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size and takes effect only if the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled. If you enable this policy setting and the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled, the ...

CCE-36692-2
DFS Namespace Integrates disparate file shares into a single, logical namespace and manages these logical volumes.

CCE-36639-3
Allow asynchronous user Group Policy processing when logging on through Remote Desktop Services This policy setting allows Microsoft Windows to process user Group Policy settings asynchronously when logging on through Remote Desktop Services. Asynchronous user Group Policy processing is the default ...

CCE-36461-2
Turn off tracking of last play time of games in the Games folder Tracks the last play time of games in the Games folder. If you enable this setting the last played time of games will not be recorded in Games folder. This setting only affects the Games folder. If you disable or do not configure t ...

CCE-35948-9
Disallow locally attached storage as backup target This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of a machine can run to locally attached storage or not. If you enable this policy setting, machine administrator/backup operator cannot use Windows Server Backup to run backups to a locally ...

CCE-36977-7
Sign-in last interactive user automatically after a system-initiated restart This policy setting controls whether a device will automatically sign-in the last interactive user after Windows Update restarts the system. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, the device securely sav ...

CCE-37276-3
Prevent automatically adding shared folders to the Windows Search index This policy setting configures how Windows Search adds shared folders to the search index. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Search is prevented from automatically adding shared folders to the index. Windows Search ...

CCE-36724-3
Portable Device Enumerator Service Enforces group policy for removable mass-storage devices. Enables applications such as Windows Media Player and Image Import Wizard to transfer and synchronize content using removable mass-storage devices.

CCE-37735-8
Prevent backing up to optical media (CD/DVD) This setting lets you prevent users from selecting optical media (CD/DVD) for storing backups. If this setting is enabled, users will be blocked from selecting optical media as a backup location. If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can ...

CCE-37690-5
Do not allow clipboard redirection Specifies whether to prevent the sharing of clipboard contents (clipboard redirection) between a remote computer and a client computer during a Remote Desktop Services session. You can use this setting to prevent users from redirecting clipboard data to and from ...

CCE-36581-7
Turn off game updates Manages download of game update information from Windows Metadata Services. If you enable this setting, game update information will not be downloaded. If you disable or do not configure this setting, game update information will be downloaded from Windows Metadata Services ...

CCE-38422-2
Block Google Chrome Web Browser This policy setting allows you to manage whether a user can run the Google Chrome web browser or not. This policy sets AppLocker rules to prevent users from running the Firefox web browser. If you enable this setting, users will be unable to run the Google Chrome ...

CCE-36759-9
Prevent Media Sharing Prevents media sharing from Windows Media Player. This policy prevents any user on this computer from sharing digital media content from Windows Media Player with other computers and devices that are on the same network. When this policy is disabled or not configured, anyone ...

CCE-37539-4
Set the number of synchronization retries for servers running Password Synchronization This policy setting allows an administrator to set the number of password synchronization retries that Password Synchronization can attempt, in the event a synchronization attempt fails. If you enable ...

CCE-38128-5
Disallow Kerberos authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service will not accept Kerberos credentials over the network. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service will not accept Kerberos credentials over the network. If you ...

CCE-36942-1
Specify additional definition sets for network traffic inspection This policy setting defines additional definition sets to enable for network traffic inspection. Definition set GUIDs should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name ...

CCE-35894-5
Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers This policy setting allows local users to be enumerated on domain-joined computers. If you enable this policy setting, Logon UI will enumerate all local users on domain-joined computers. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, ...

CCE-37851-3
DCOM: Machine Launch Restrictions in Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) syntax This policy setting determines which users or groups might launch or activate DCOM applications remotely or locally. This setting is used to control the attack surface of the computer for DCOM applications. ...

CCE-36114-7
Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons This policy setting determines whether remote paths can be used for file shortcut (.lnk file) icons. If you enable this policy setting, file shortcut icons are allowed to be obtained from remote paths. If you disable or do not configure thi ...

CCE-37178-1
Set up a maintenance schedule to limit the maximum network bandwidth used for BITS background transfers This policy setting limits the network bandwidth that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) uses for background transfers during the maintenance days and hours. Maintenance schedules fur ...

CCE-38359-6
Save documents and pictures to the local PC by default This policy setting lets you select the local PC as the default save location. It does not prevent apps and users from saving files on OneDrive. If you enable this policy setting, files will be saved locally by default. Users will still b ...

CCE-37298-7
Turn off AutoComplete integration with Input Panel Turns off the integration of application auto complete lists with Tablet PC Input Panel in applications where this behavior is available. Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard t ...

CCE-36247-5
Run startup scripts asynchronously Lets the system run startup scripts simultaneously. Startup scripts are batch files that run before the user is invited to log on. By default, the system waits for each startup script to complete before it runs the next startup script. If you enable this setting ...

CCE-37045-2
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service Provides support for the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) to connect to remote computers using VPN. If this service is disabled, users will not be able to use SSTP to access remote servers.

CCE-38400-8
Configure local setting override for schedule scan day This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of scheduled scan day. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over Group Policy. If y ...

CCE-37811-7
Use mandatory profiles on the RD Session Host server This policy setting allows you to specify whether Remote Desktop Services uses a mandatory profile for all users connecting remotely to the RD Session Host server. If you enable this policy setting, Remote Desktop Services uses the path specifie ...

CCE-36350-7
Prompt user when a slow network connection is detected This policy setting provides users with the ability to download their roaming profile, even when a slow network connection with their roaming profile server is detected. If you enable this policy setting, users will be allowed to define whethe ...

CCE-36746-6
Windows System Resource Manager Assigns computer resources to multiple applications running on Windows Server. If this service is stopped or disabled no management will occur, no accounting data will be collected, and the administrator will not be able to use command-line controls to administer WSR ...

CCE-36955-3
Start the scheduled scan only when computer is on but not in use This policy setting allows you to configure scheduled scans to start only when your computer is on but not in use. If you enable or do not configure this setting, scheduled scans will only run when the computer is on but not in use ...

CCE-36857-1
Block launching desktop apps associated with a protocol This policy setting allows you to minimize the risk involved when a packaged app launches the default app for a protocol. Because desktop apps run at a higher integrity level than packaged apps, there is a risk that a protocol launched by a pa ...

CCE-36149-3
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Audit NTLM authentication in this domain This policy setting allows you to audit NTLM authentication in a domain from this domain controller. This policy is supported on at least Windows Server 2008 R2. Note: Audit events are recorded on this computer in the 'Operat ...

CCE-36648-4
Enable/Disable PerfTrack This policy setting specifies whether to enable or disable tracking of responsiveness events. If you enable this policy setting, responsiveness events are processed and aggregated. The aggregated data will be transmitted to Microsoft through SQM. if you disable this polic ...

CCE-37748-1
Turn off System Restore Allows you to disable System Restore. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state without losing personal data files. By default, System Restore is turned on for the boot volume. If you enable this setting, System ...

CCE-38337-2
Standard User Total Lockout Threshold This policy setting allows you to manage the maximum number of authorization failures for all standard users for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). If the total number of authorization failures for all standard users within the duration for Standard User Locko ...

CCE-37010-6
Local Session Manager Core Windows Service that manages local user sessions. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

CCE-35939-8
Log event when quota limit is exceeded This policy setting determines whether the system records an event in the local Application log when users reach their disk quota limit on a volume, and prevents users from changing the logging setting. If you enable this policy setting, the system records ...

CCE-37241-7
Turn on BranchCache This policy setting specifies whether BranchCache is enabled on the client computer. BranchCache reduces the utilization of the wide area network (WAN) links connecting branch offices to the data center or headquarters and increases access speeds for content that has already bee ...

CCE-38008-9
Restrict Internet communication Specifies whether Windows can access the Internet to accomplish tasks that require Internet resources. If this setting is enabled, all of the the policy settings listed in the 'Internet Communication settings' section will be set such that their respective features ...

CCE-37419-9
Allow pruning of published printers Determines whether the domain controller can prune (delete from Active Directory) the printers published by this computer. By default, the pruning service on the domain controller prunes printer objects from Active Directory if the computer that published them d ...

CCE-37918-0
Turn off Touch Panning Turn off Panning Turns off touch panning, which allows users pan inside windows by touch. On a compatible PC with a touch digitizer, by default users are able to scroll or pan inside a scrolling area by dragging up or down directly on the scrolling content. If you en ...

CCE-38106-1
Register DNS records with connection-specific DNS suffix Determines if a computer performing dynamic registration may register A and PTR resource records with a concatenation of its Computer Name and a connection-specific DNS suffix, in addition to registering these records with a concatenation of ...

CCE-37677-2
Data Deduplication Volume Shadow Copy Service Data Deduplication VSS writer guided backup applications to back up volumes with deduplication.

CCE-36937-1
Set what information is shared in Search This policy setting allows you to control what information is shared with Bing in Search. If you enable this policy setting, you can specify one of four settings, which users won't be able to change: -User info and location: Share a user's search h ...

CCE-36990-0
COM+ Event System Supports System Event Notification Service (SENS), which provides automatic distribution of events to subscribing Component Object Model (COM) components. If the service is stopped, SENS will close and will not be able to provide logon and logoff notifications. If this service is ...

CCE-37161-7
Turn off Fair Share CPU Scheduling Fair Share CPU Scheduling dynamically distributes processor time across all Remote Desktop Services sessions on the same RD Session Host server, based on the number of sessions and the demand for processor time within each session. If you enable this policy sett ...

CCE-37522-0
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector Allows the redirection of Printers/Drives/Ports for RDP connections

CCE-36892-8
Application Identity Determines and verifies the identity of an application. Disabling this service will prevent AppLocker from being enforced.

CCE-38368-7
Configure local administrator merge behavior for lists This policy setting controls whether or not complex list settings configured by a local administrator are merged with Group Policy settings. This setting applies to lists such as threats and Exclusions. If you enable or do not configure this ...

CCE-36719-3
Network Policy Server Manages authentication, authorization, auditing, and accounting for virtual private network (VPN), dial-up, 802.1x wireless or Ethernet switch connection attempts sent by access servers that are compatible with the IETF RADIUS protocol. If this service is stopped, users might ...

CCE-36902-5
Remote Desktop Licensing The Remote Desktop Licensing service installs a license server and provides registered client licenses when a computer is connecting to a server that has Terminal Server enabled. The Terminal Server Licensing service is a low-impact service that stores the client licenses t ...

CCE-36772-2
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter Receives activation requests over the net.msmq and msmq.formatname protocols and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service.

CCE-35983-6
WPD Devices: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to removable disks, which may include media players, cellular phones, auxiliary displays, and CE devices. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not co ...

CCE-36674-0
User Profile Service This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users will no longer be able to successfully logon or logoff, applications may have problems getting to users' data, and components registered to receive profile event n ...

CCE-36252-5
Enable NTFS pagefile encryption Encrypting the page file prevents malicious users from reading data that has been paged to disk, but also adds processing overhead for filesystem operations. Enabling this setting will cause the page files to be encrypted.

CCE-38311-7
Do not allow sessions without one way CHAP If enabled then only those sessions that are configured for one-way CHAP may be established. If disabled then sessions that are configured for one-way CHAP or sessions not configured for one-way CHAP may be established. Note that if the 'Do not allow sessi ...

CCE-36804-3
Turn off numerical sorting in File Explorer This policy setting allows you to have file names sorted literally (as in Windows 2000 and earlier) rather than in numerical order. If you enable this policy setting, File Explorer will sort file names by each digit in a file name (for example, 111 < 22 ...

CCE-36870-4
DFS Replication Enables you to synchronize folders on multiple servers across local or wide area network (WAN) network connections. This service uses the Remote Differential Compression (RDC) protocol to update only the portions of files that have changed since the last replication.

CCE-35970-3
Disable remote Desktop Sharing Disables the remote desktop sharing feature of NetMeeting. Users will not be able to set it up or use it for controlling their computers remotely.

CCE-38444-6
WDigest Authentication (disabling may require KB2871997) When WDigest authentication is enabled, Lsass.exe retains a copy of the user's plaintext password in memory, where it can be at risk of theft. Microsoft recommends disabling WDigest authentication unless it is needed. If this setting is no ...

CCE-36563-5
Try Next Closest Site The Domain Controller Locator (DC Locator) service is used by clients to find domain controllers for their Active Directory domain. The default behavior for DC Locator is to find a DC in the same site. If none are found in the same site, a DC in another site, which might be se ...

CCE-36608-8
Turn off Tablet PC touch input Turn off Tablet PC touch input Turns off touch input, which allows the user to interact with their computer using their finger. If you enable this setting, the user will not be able to produce input with touch. They will not be able to use touch input or touch gestu ...

CCE-37966-9
Data Deduplication Service The Data Deduplication service enables the deduplication and compression of data on selected volumes in order to optimize disk space used. If this service is stopped, optimization will no longer occur but access to already optimized data will continue to function.

CCE-37183-1
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service Provides a platform for communication between the virtual machine and the operating system running on the physical computer.

CCE-36661-7
Hide previous versions list for local files This policy setting lets you hide the list of previous versions of files that are on local disks. The previous versions could come from the on-disk restore points or from backup media. If you enable this policy setting, users cannot list or restore pre ...

CCE-37753-1
Turn off smart protocol reordering Specifies that the DNS client should prefer responses from link local name resolution protocols on non-domain networks over DNS responses when issuing queries for flat names. Examples of link local name resolution protocols include link local multicast name resolu ...

CCE-37326-6
Configure Scheduled Maintenance Behavior Determines whether scheduled diagnostics will run to proactively detect and resolve system problems. If you enable this policy setting, you must choose an execution level. If you choose detection and troubleshooting only, Windows will periodically detect ...

CCE-36132-9
Turn off Application Compatibility Engine This policy controls the state of the application compatibility engine in the system. The engine is part of the loader and looks through a compatibility database every time an application is started on the system. If a match for the application is found i ...

CCE-37731-7
Do not allow encryption on all NTFS volumes Encryption can add to the processing overhead of filesystem operations. Enabling this setting will prevent access to and creation of encrypted files

CCE-36728-4
Remote Access Quarantine Agent Removes validated remote access clients from the quarantine network.

CCE-36167-5
Enable AD/DFS domain controller synchronization during policy refresh Enabling this setting will cause the Group Policy Client to connect to the same domain controller for DFS shares as is being used for Active Directory.

CCE-37272-2
Send data when on connected to a restricted/costed network This policy setting determines whether Windows Error Reporting (WER) checks for a network cost policy that restricts the amount of data that is sent over the network. If you enable this policy setting, WER does not check for network cost ...

CCE-36585-8
Do not allow non-Enhanced Storage removable devices This policy setting configures whether or not non-Enhanced Storage removable devices are allowed on your computer. If you enable this policy setting, non-Enhanced Storage removable devices are not allowed on your computer. If you disable or do n ...

CCE-37633-5
Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers This policy setting limits the network bandwidth that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) uses for background transfers. (This policy setting does not affect foreground transfers.) You can specify a limit to u ...

CCE-36781-3
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service Windows infrastructure service that controls which background tasks can run on the system.

CCE-38159-0
Filter duplicate logon certificates This policy settings lets you configure if all your valid logon certificates are displayed. During the certificate renewal period, a user can have multiple valid logon certificates issued from the same certificate template. This can cause confusion as to which ...

CCE-36683-1
Application Host Helper Service Provides administrative services for IIS, for example configuration history and Application Pool account mapping. If this service is stopped, configuration history and locking down files or directories with Application Pool specific Access Control Entries will not wo ...

CCE-38355-4
Turn on dynamic Content URI Rules for Windows store apps This policy setting lets you turn on Content URI Rules to supplement the static Content URI Rules that were defined as part of the app manifest and apply to all Windows Store apps that use the enterpriseAuthentication capability on a computer ...

CCE-36487-7
Turn On Compatibility HTTP Listener This policy setting enables or disables an HTTP listener created for backward compatibility purposes in the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service. When certain port 80 listeners are migrated to WinRM 2.0, the listener port number changes ...

CCE-38222-6
Turn off Multicast Bootstrap This setting disables PNRP protocol from advertising the computer or from searching other computers on the local subnet in the link local cloud. The Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) allows for distributed resolution of a name to an IPV6 address and port number. One ...

CCE-37668-1
Floppy Drives: Deny execute access This policy setting denies execute access to the Floppy Drives removable storage class, including USB Floppy Drives. If you enable this policy setting, execute access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy ...

CCE-38137-6
Suspend user sign-in to complete app registration This policy setting allows you to specify whether the app registration is completed before showing the Start screen to the user. By default, when a new user signs in to a computer, the Start screen is shown and apps are registered in the backgro ...

CCE-37339-9
Turn off desktop gadgets This policy setting allows you to turn off desktop gadgets. Gadgets are small applets that display information or utilities on the desktop. If you enable this setting, desktop gadgets will be turned off. If you disable or do not configure this setting, desktop gadgets wi ...

CCE-36959-5
Turn on heuristics This policy setting allows you to configure heuristics. Suspicious detections will be suppressed right before reporting to the engine client. Turning off heuristics will reduce the capability to flag new threats. It is recommended that you do not turn off heuristics. If you en ...

CCE-37294-6
CD and DVD: Deny execute access This policy setting denies execute access to the CD and DVD removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, execute access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, execute access will be all ...

CCE-37041-1
Function Discovery Provider Host Host process for Function Discovery providers.

CCE-37611-1
Download missing COM components Directs the system to search Active Directory for missing Component Object Model (COM) components that a program requires. Many Windows programs, such as the MMC snap-ins, use the interfaces provided by the COM components. These programs cannot perform all of their ...

CCE-37392-8
Turn off File History This policy setting allows you to turn off File History. If you enable this policy setting, File History cannot be activated to create regular, automatic backups. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, File History can be activated to create regular, aut ...

CCE-36452-1
Deny Delegating Saved Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). If you enable this policy setting you can specify the servers to which the user's saved credentials can NOT be delegated (saved credentials are those that you ...

CCE-36924-9
Lsass.exe audit mode You can configure this setting to enable the auditing of Lsass.exe so that you can evaluate feasibility of enabling LSA protection. You can use the audit mode to identify LSA plug-ins and drivers that will fail to load in LSA Protection mode. While in the audit mode, the syste ...

CCE-37415-7
Allow Enhanced Storage certificate provisioning This policy setting configures whether or not users can provision certificates on Enhanced Storage certificate silo devices. If you enable this policy setting, users can provision certificates on Enhanced Storage certificate silo devices. If you dis ...

CCE-36826-6
Windows CardSpace Securely enables the creation, management, and disclosure of digital identities.

CCE-38102-0
Add Printer wizard - Network scan page (Unmanaged network) This policy sets the maximum number of printers (of each type) that the Add Printer wizard will display on a computer on an unmanaged network (when the computer is not able to reach a domain controller, e.g. a domain-joined laptop on a home ...

CCE-35908-3
Devices: Allow undock without having to log on This policy setting determines whether a portable computer can be undocked if the user does not log on to the system. Enable this policy setting to eliminate a Logon requirement and allow use of an external hardware eject button to undock the computer. ...

CCE-36413-3
Prevent Windows from sending an error report when a device driver requests additional software during installation This policy allows you to prevent Windows from sending an error report when a device driver requests additional software during installation. If you enable this policy setting, Window ...

CCE-38364-6
Do not sync Apps Prevent the 'AppSync' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'AppSync' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'AppSync' group will not be synced. Use the option 'Allow users to turn app s ...

CCE-36666-6
Smart Card Removal Policy Allows the system to be configured to lock the user desktop upon smart card removal.

CCE-38409-9
Scan removable drives This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not to scan for malicious software and unwanted software in the contents of removable drives, such as USB flash drives, when running a full scan. If you enable this setting, removable drives will be scanned during any type ...

CCE-36764-9
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Manages audio devices for the Windows Audio service. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start

CCE-36315-0
Configure Scenario Execution Level If you enable this policy setting, the Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) will detect, troubleshoot and attempt to resolve automatically any heap corruption problems. If you disable this policy setting, Windows will not be able to detect, troubleshoot and attempt to ...

CCE-35889-5
Do not allow additional session logins If enabled then only those sessions that are established via a persistent login will be established and no new persistent logins may be created. If disabled then additional persistent and non persistent logins may be established.

CCE-37334-0
Turn off automatic wake This policy setting turns off the option to periodically wake the computer to update information on Windows SideShow-compatible devices. If you enable this policy setting, the option to automatically wake the computer will not be available in the Windows SideShow Control Pa ...

CCE-38111-1
Turn off PNRP cloud creation This policy setting enables or disables PNRP cloud creation. PNRP is a distributed name resolution protocol allowing Internet hosts to publish peer names with a corresponding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address. Other hosts can then resolve the name, retrieve th ...

CCE-37552-7
Allow Delegating Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via NTLM. If you enable this policy setting you can specify ...

CCE-36982-7
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service is an e-mail submission and relay agent. It can accept and queue e-mail messages for remote destinations and establish connections to other computers at specified intervals. Windows-based domain controllers use t ...

CCE-37828-1
Allow users to use media source while elevated This policy setting allows users to install programs from removable media during privileged installations. If you enable this policy setting, all users are permitted to install programs from removable media, such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs, even wh ...

CCE-38399-2
Configure local setting override for maximum percentage of CPU utilization This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of maximum percentage of CPU utilization during scan. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference se ...

CCE-37191-4
Back up log automatically when full This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size and takes effect only if the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled. If you enable this policy setting and the 'Retain old events' policy setting is enabled, the ...

CCE-36435-6
Apply policy to removable media Extends the disk quota policies in this folder to NTFS file system volumes on removable media. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the disk quota policies established in this folder apply to fixed-media NTFS volumes only. Note: When this setting is a ...

CCE-38342-2
Hyper-V Data Exchange Service Provides a mechanism to exchange data between the virtual machine and the operating system running on the physical computer.

CCE-38244-0
Standard User Lockout Duration This policy setting allows you to manage the duration in minutes for counting standard user authorization failures for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) commands requiring authorization. If the number of TPM commands with an authorization failure within the duration equa ...

CCE-36786-2
Network Connectivity Assistant Provides DirectAccess status notification for UI components

CCE-38440-4
Configure local setting override for the removal of items from Quarantine folder This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of the number of days items should be kept in the Quarantine folder before being removed. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you en ...

CCE-36897-7
Message Queuing Down Level Clients The Message Queuing Down Level Clients service provides Active Directory access for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 clients that use the Message Queuing service on domain controllers. The Message Queuing service ...

CCE-36688-0
Cluster Service Cluster Service controls server cluster operations and manages the cluster database. A cluster is a collection of independent computers that is as easy to use as a single computer. Managers see it as a single system, programmers see it as a single system, and users see it as a singl ...

CCE-38146-7
Do not allow compression on all NTFS volumes Compression can add to the processing overhead of filesystem operations. Enabling this setting will prevent access to and creation of compressed files.

CCE-37708-5
Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session This policy setting allows you to restrict users to a single remote Remote Desktop Services session. If you enable this policy setting, users who log on remotely using Remote Desktop Services will be restricted to a ...

CCE-38279-6
Include rarely used Chinese, Kanji, or Hanja characters Includes rarely used Chinese, Kanji, and Hanja characters when handwriting is converted to typed text. This policy applies only to the use of the Microsoft recognizers for Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. This ...

CCE-36809-2
Turn off shell protocol protected mode This policy setting allows you to configure the amount of functionality that the shell protocol can have. When using the full functionality of this protocol, applications can open folders and launch files. The protected mode reduces the functionality of this p ...

CCE-36960-3
Turn on removal of items from scan history folder This policy setting defines the number of days items should be kept in the scan history folder before being permanently removed. The value represents the number of days to keep items in the folder. If set to zero, items will be kept forever and will ...

CCE-37530-3
Support compound authentication This policy setting controls configuring the device's Active Directory account for compound authentication. Support for providing compound authentication which is used for access control will require enough domain controllers in the resource account domains to sup ...

CCE-38377-8
Port number Exclusions This policy setting defines a list of TCP port numbers from which network traffic inspection will be disabled. Port numbers should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair, where the name should be a string representation of ...

CCE-37761-4
Enable disk quotas Enables and disables disk quota management on all NTFS volumes of the computer, and prevents users from changing the setting. If you enable this setting, disk quota management is enabled, and users cannot disable it. If you disable the setting, disk quota management is disabled ...

CCE-37129-4
Allow printers to be published Determines whether the computer's shared printers can be published in Active Directory. If you enable this setting or do not configure it, users can use the 'List in directory' option in the Printer's Properties' Sharing tab to publish shared printers in Active Direc ...

CCE-37698-8
Remove 'Disconnect' option from Shut Down dialog This policy setting allows you to remove the 'Disconnect' option from the Shut Down Windows dialog box in Remote Desktop Services sessions. You can use this policy setting to prevent users from using this familiar method to disconnect their client f ...

CCE-36359-8
Turn off access to all Windows Update features This setting allows you to remove access to Windows Update. If you enable this setting, all Windows Update features are removed. This includes blocking access to the Windows Update Web site at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, from the Windows Updat ...

CCE-37900-8
Windows Firewall: Block IP protocol number 41 Use this outbound rule to block IP protocol number 41.

CCE-38155-8
Microsoft Key Distribution Service This service is used to protect data through the Group Data Protection API. It is also used to support a number of system features including BitLocker on clustered volumes, Managed Service Accounts, and secure DNS. If this service is stopped, those features will n ...

CCE-36422-4
Turn off sensors This policy setting turns off the sensor feature for this computer. If you enable this policy setting, the sensor feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer will not be able to use the sensor feature. If you disable or do not configure this poli ...

CCE-38351-3
Restrict delegation of credentials to remote servers When running in restricted mode, participating apps do not expose credentials to remote computers (regardless of the delegation method). Restricted mode may limit access to resources located on other servers or networks beyond the target computer ...

CCE-37280-5
Display instructions in shutdown scripts as they run This policy setting displays the instructions in shutdown scripts as they run. Shutdown scripts are batch files of instructions that run when the user restarts the system or shuts it down. By default, the system does not display the instructio ...

CCE-36751-6
Turn off hardware buttons Turns off Tablet PC hardware buttons. If you enable this policy, no actions will occur when the buttons are pressed, and the buttons tab in Tablet PC Control Panel will be removed. If you disable this policy, user and OEM defined button actions will occur when the button ...

CCE-38120-2
Network Security: Restrict NTLM: Audit Incoming NTLM Traffic This policy setting allows you to audit incoming NTLM traffic. This policy is supported on at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Note: Audit events are recorded on this computer in the 'Operational' Log located under the Applicati ...

CCE-36653-4
Restrict user locales This policy restricts users on a machine to the specified list of user locales. If the list is empty, it locks all user locales to their current values. This policy does not change existing user locale settings; however, the next time a user attempts to change their user local ...

CCE-38386-9
Define the maximum size of downloaded files and attachments to be scanned This policy setting defines the maximum size (in kilobytes) of downloaded files and attachments that will be scanned. If you enable this setting, downloaded files and attachments smaller than the size specified will be sca ...

CCE-37774-7
Do not allow smart card device redirection This policy setting allows you to control the redirection of smart card devices in a Remote Desktop Services session. If you enable this policy setting, Remote Desktop Services users cannot use a smart card to log on to a Remote Desktop Services session. ...

CCE-36640-1
Configure list of IEEE 1667 silos usable on your computer This policy setting allows you to create a list of IEEE 1667 silos, compliant with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) 1667 specification, that are usable on your computer. If you enable this policy setting, o ...

CCE-36479-4
Do not turn off system power after a Windows system shutdown has occurred. This setting allows you to configure whether power is automatically turned off when Windows shutdown completes. This setting does not effect Windows shutdown behavior when shutdown is manually selected using the Start menu ...

CCE-37819-0
Microsoft File Server Shadow Copy Agent Service Manages shadow copy of file shares taken by the VSS file server agent. If this service is stopped, file share shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37312-6
Allow installation of devices that match any of these device IDs This policy setting allows you to specify a list of Plug and Play hardware IDs and compatible IDs for devices that Windows is allowed to install. Use this policy setting only when the 'Prevent installation of devices not described by ...

CCE-37423-1
Allow BITS Peercaching This policy setting determines if the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Peercaching feature is enabled on a specific computer. By default, the files in a BITS job are downloaded only from the origin server specified by the job's owner. If BITS Peercaching is ...

CCE-36929-8
Always send compound authentication first This policy setting controls whether a device always sends a compound authentication request when the resource domain requests compound identity. Note: For a domain controller to request compound authentication, the policies 'KDC support for claims, comp ...

CCE-37214-4
Turn off Active Help Specifies whether active content links in trusted assistance content are rendered. By default, the Help viewer renders trusted assistance content with active elements such as ShellExecute links and Guided Help links. If you enable this policy, such links are not rendered. The ...

CCE-35832-5
Do not allow Digital Locker to run Specifies whether Digital Locker can run. Digital Locker is a dedicated download manager associated with Windows Marketplace and a feature of Windows that can be used to manage and download products acquired and stored in the user's Windows Marketplace Digital Lo ...

CCE-36176-6
Do not allow Snipping Tool to run Prevents the snipping tool from running. If you enable this policy setting, the Snipping Tool will not run. If you disable this policy setting, the Snipping Tool will run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the Snipping Tool will run.

CCE-37249-0
Do not allow Windows Media Center to run Specifies whether Windows Media Center can run. If you enable this setting, Windows Media Center will not run. If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows Media Center can be run.

CCE-36577-5
Set the map update interval for NIS subordinate servers This policy setting allows a Server for NIS administrator to configure an update interval for pushing Network Information Service (NIS) maps to NIS subordinate servers. If you enable this policy setting, the map update interval spec ...

CCE-36773-0
Network Location Awareness Collects and stores configuration information for the network and notifies programs when this information is modified. If this service is stopped, configuration information might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will f ...

CCE-36372-1
Tape Drives: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to the Tape Drive removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, read access will be allowed to thi ...

CCE-37485-0
Apply the default account picture to all users This policy setting allows an administrator to standardize the account pictures for all users on a system to the default account picture. One application for this policy setting is to standardize the account pictures to a company logo. Note: The def ...

CCE-37232-6
Require strict target SPN match on remote procedure calls When an application attempts to make a remote procedure call (RPC) to this server with a NULL value for the service principal name (SPN), computers running Windows 7 will attempt to use Kerberos by generating an SPN. This policy setting allo ...

CCE-38262-2
Allow audio and video playback redirection This policy setting allows you to specify whether users can redirect the remote computer's audio and video output in a Remote Desktop Services session. Users can specify where to play the remote computer's audio output by configuring the remote audio sett ...

CCE-38405-7
Run full scan on mapped network drives This policy setting allows you to configure scanning mapped network drives. If you enable this setting, mapped network drives will be scanned. If you disable or do not configure this setting, mapped network drives will not be scanned.

CCE-36768-0
DNS Server Enables DNS clients to resolve DNS names by answering DNS queries and dynamic DNS update requests. If this service is stopped, DNS updates will not occur. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36831-6
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service This service publishes a machine name using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol. Configuration is managed via the netsh context 'p2p pnrp peer'.

CCE-37450-4
Turn off Multicast Name Resolution Local Link Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR) is a secondary name resolution protocol. Queries are sent over the Local Link, a single subnet, from a client machine using Multicast to which another client on the same link, which also has LLMNR enabled, can respond. ...

CCE-37036-1
SL UI Notification Service Provides Software Licensing activation and notification.

CCE-38066-7
Hyper-V Heartbeat Service Monitors the state of this virtual machine by reporting a heartbeat at regular intervals. This service helps you identify running virtual machines that have stopped responding.

CCE-38297-8
Removable Disks: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to removable disks. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, read access will be allowed to this removable storage ...

CCE-36986-8
Web Management Service Enables remote and delegated management capabilities for administrators to manage the Web server, sites, and applications present on this machine.

CCE-37824-0
Trusted Hosts This policy setting allows you to manage whether Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client uses the list specified in TrustedHostsList to determine if the destination host is a trusted entity. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client uses the list specified in TrustedHostsL ...

CCE-36711-0
Message Queuing The Message Queuing service is a messaging infrastructure and development tool that can be used to create distributed messaging applications for Windows. Such applications can communicate across heterogeneous networks and send messages between computers that may be temporarily unabl ...

CCE-37917-2
Prevent launch an application Prevents the user from launching an application from a Tablet PC hardware button. If you enable this policy, applications cannot be launched from a hardware button, and 'Launch an application' is removed from the drop down menu for configuring button actions (in the T ...

CCE-38395-0
Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled full scan to complete remediation This policy setting allows you to specify the day of the week on which to perform a scheduled full scan in order to complete remediation. The scan can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This ...

CCE-36613-8
Allow Cross-Forest User Policy and Roaming User Profiles Allows user-based policy processing, roaming user profiles, and user object logon scripts for interactive logons across forests. This setting affects all user accounts that interactively log on to a computer in a different forest when a trus ...

CCE-36888-6
Software Licensing Software Licensing service.

CCE-37001-5
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support This service provides support for viewing, sending and deletion of system-level problem reports for the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel.

CCE-36439-8
Turn off Program Compatibility Assistant This policy controls the state of the Program Compatibility Assistant in the system. The PCA monitors user initiated programs for known compatibility issues at run time. Whenever a potential issue with an application is detected, the PCA will prompt t ...

CCE-36999-1
Network Access Protection Agent Enables Network Access Protection (NAP) functionality on client computers.

CCE-36394-5
Windows Firewall: Public: Logging: Log successful connections Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security allows an inbound connection. The log records why and when the connection was formed. Look for entries with the word ALLOW in the action column of the log.

CCE-36600-5
Do not allow the computer to act as a BITS Peercaching client This setting specifies whether the computer will act as a BITS peercaching client. By default, when BITS peercaching is enabled, the computer acts as both a peercaching server (offering files to its peers) and a peercaching client (downl ...

CCE-38373-7
Display notifications to clients when they need to perform actions This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not to display notifications to clients when they need to perform the following actions: Run a full scan Download the latest virus and spyware definitions Download Standalon ...

CCE-37387-8
Windows Firewall: Private: Logging: Log successful connections Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security allows an inbound connection. The log records why and when the connection was formed. Look for entries with the word ALLOW in the action column of the log.

CCE-38418-0
Always automatically restart at the scheduled time If you enable this policy, a restart timer will always begin immediately after Windows Update installs important updates, instead of first notifying users on the login screen for at least two days. The restart timer can be configured to start wi ...

CCE-38275-4
Turn off the 'Order Prints' picture task Specifies whether the 'Order Prints Online' task is available from Picture Tasks in Windows folders. The 'Order Prints Online' Wizard is used to download a list of providers and allow users to order prints online. If you enable this setting, the task 'Orde ...

CCE-36964-5
Allow notifications to disable definitions based reports to Microsoft MAPS This policy setting allows you to configure the antimalware service to receive notifications to disable individual definitions in response to reports it sends to Microsoft MAPS. Microsoft MAPS uses these notifications to dis ...

CCE-38044-4
Microsoft network server: Attempt S4U2Self to obtain claim information This security setting is to support clients running a version of Windows prior to Windows 8 that are trying to access a file share that requires user claims. This setting determines whether the local file server will attempt to ...

CCE-36733-4
Resultant Set of Policy Provider Provides a network service that processes requests to simulate application of Group Policy settings for a target user or computer in various situations and computes the Resultant Set of Policy settings.

CCE-36590-8
Allow users to log on using biometrics This policy setting determines whether users can log on or elevate User Account Control (UAC) permissions using biometrics. By default, local users will be able to log on to the local computer, but the 'Allow domain users to log on using biometrics' policy se ...

CCE-35921-6
System settings: Optional subsystems This policy setting determines which subsystems are used to support applications in your environment. Note: When you configure this setting you specify a list of one or more objects. The delimiter used when entering the list is a line feed or carriage return, th ...

CCE-37606-1
Hide previous versions of files on backup location This policy setting lets you hide entries in the list of previous versions of a file in which the previous version is located on backup media. Previous versions can come from the on-disk restore points or the backup media. If you enable this pol ...

CCE-36083-4
Require a PIN to access data on devices running Microsoft firmware This policy setting requires users to enter a default personal identification number (PIN) to unlock and access data on the device after a specified period of inactivity (time-out period). This setting applies to Windows SideShow-co ...

CCE-37289-6
Do not use Remote Desktop Session Host server IP address when virtual IP address is not available This policy setting specifies whether a session uses the IP address of the Remote Desktop Session Host server if a virtual IP address is not available. If you enable this policy setting, the IP addres ...

CCE-37992-5
Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings This policy setting allows you to prevent the installation of devices that are not specifically described by any other policy setting. If you enable this policy setting, Windows is prevented from installing, or updating the dev ...

CCE-36204-6
Only allow local user profiles This setting determines if roaming user profiles are available on a particular computer. By default, when roaming profile users log on to a computer, their roaming profile is copied down to the local computer. If they have already logged on to this computer in the pas ...

CCE-37739-0
Execute print drivers in isolated processes This policy setting determines whether the print spooler will execute print drivers in an isolated or separate process. When print drivers are loaded in an isolated process (or isolated processes), a print driver failure will not cause the print spooler s ...

CCE-36973-6
Specify the day of the week to check for definition updates This policy setting allows you to specify the day of the week on which to check for definition updates. The check can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This setting can be configured with the following ordinal ...

CCE-37694-7
Enable RemoteFX encoding for RemoteFX clients designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 This policy setting allows you to configure graphics encoding to use the RemoteFX Codec on the Remote Desktop Session Host server so that the sessions are compatible with non-Windows thin client devices designed f ...

CCE-37125-2
Notify user of successful smart card driver installation This policy setting allows you to control whether a confirmation message is displayed when a smart card device driver is installed. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, a confirmation message will be displayed when a smart ...

CCE-36720-1
Offline Files The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

CCE-36106-3
Enable indexing uncached Exchange folders Enabling this policy allows indexing of mail items on a Microsoft Exchange server when Microsoft Outlook is not running in cached mode. The default behavior for search is to not index uncached Exchange folders. Disabling this policy will block any indexing ...

CCE-37904-0
Turn off access to the Store This policy setting specifies whether to use the Store service for finding an application to open a file with an unhandled file type or protocol association. When a user opens a file type or protocol that is not associated with any applications on the computer, the u ...

CCE-36426-5
Disallow user override of locale settings This policy prevents the user from customizing their locale by changing their user overrides. Any existing overrides in place when this policy is enabled will be frozen. To remove existing user overrides, first reset the user(s) values to the defaults and ...

CCE-37321-7
Prevent Roaming Profile changes from propagating to the server This setting determines if the changes a user makes to their roaming profile are merged with the server copy of their profile. By default, when a roaming profile user logs on to a computer, their roaming profile is copied down to the l ...

CCE-36755-7
Do not set default client printer to be default printer in a session This policy setting allows you to specify whether the client default printer is automatically set as the default printer in a session on an RD Session Host server. By default, Remote Desktop Services automatically designates the ...

CCE-35947-1
Turn off Local Group Policy objects processing This policy setting prevents Local Group Policy objects (Local GPOs) from being applied. By default, the policy settings in Local GPOs are applied before any domain-based GPO policy settings. These policy settings can apply to both users and the local ...

CCE-36657-5
Detect applications unable to launch installers under UAC This policy setting configures the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) to diagnose failures with programs under User Account Control (UAC). If you enable this policy setting, the PCA detects programs that failed to launch child processes ...

CCE-37147-6
Remove 'Make Available Offline' command This policy setting prevents users from making network files and folders available offline. If you enable this policy setting, users cannot designate files to be saved on their computer for offline use. However, Windows will still cache local copies of fil ...

CCE-36742-5
Windows Modules Installer Enables installation, modification, and removal of Windows updates and optional components. If this service is disabled, install or uninstall of Windows updates might fail for this computer.

CCE-36951-2
Configure Windows software trace preprocessor components This policy configures Windows software trace preprocessor (WPP Software Tracing) components. If you enable this setting, you can configure the Windows software trace preprocessor components. If you disable this setting, you cannot conf ...

CCE-37926-3
Allow signed updates from an intranet Microsoft update service location This policy setting allows you to manage whether Automatic Updates accepts updates signed by entities other than Microsoft when the update is found on an intranet Microsoft update service location. If you enable this policy s ...

CCE-38382-8
Configure local setting override for scanning all downloaded files and attachments This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of scanning for all downloaded files and attachments. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local prefe ...

CCE-36644-3
Turn on the Ability for Applications to Prevent Sleep Transitions (On Battery) Enables applications and services to prevent the system from sleeping. If you enable this policy setting, an application or service may prevent the system from sleeping (Hybrid Sleep, Stand By, or Hibernate). If you di ...

CCE-36172-5
Configure Automatic Updates This policy setting specifies whether computers in your environment will receive security updates from Windows Update or WSUS. If you configure this policy setting to Enabled, the operating system will recognize when a network connection is available and then use the net ...

CCE-36679-9
Windows Deployment Services server Manages requests made by Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE) ? enabled client computers. If this service is stopped, PXE-enabled client computers will be unable to install Windows remotely or use other Windows Deployment Services-based tools.

CCE-36448-9
Do not process incoming mailslot messages used for domain controller location based on NetBIOS domain names This policy setting allows you to control the processing of incoming mailslot messages by a local domain controller (DC). Note: To locate a remote DC based on its NetBIOS (single-label) doma ...

CCE-36777-1
Windows Event Collector This service manages persistent subscriptions to events from remote sources that support WS-Management protocol. This includes Windows Vista event logs, hardware and IPMI-enabled event sources. The service stores forwarded events in a local Event Log. If this service is stop ...

CCE-37014-8
Do not show the 'new application installed' notification This policy removes the end-user notification for new application associations. These associations are based on file types (e.g. *.txt) or protocols (e.g. http:) If this group policy is enabled, no notifications will be shown. If the group ...

CCE-37574-1
Allow or Disallow use of encryption to protect the RPC protocol messages between File Share Shadow Copy Provider running on application server and File Share Shadow Copy Agent running on the file servers. Determines whether the RPC protocol messagese used by VSS for SMB2 File Shares feature is enab ...

CCE-35969-5
Report when logon server was not available during user logon This policy controls whether the logged on user should be notified if the logon server could not be contacted during logon and he has been logged on using previously stored account information. If enabled, a notification popup will be di ...

CCE-36703-7
Human Interface Device Access Enables generic input access to Human Interface Devices (HID), which activates and maintains the use of predefined hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls, and other multimedia devices. If this service is stopped, hot buttons controlled by this service will no longer ...

CCE-36399-4
Allow users to patch elevated products This policy setting allows users to patch elevated products. If you enable this policy setting, all users are permitted to install patches, even when the installation program is running with elevated system privileges. Patches are updates or upgrades that r ...

CCE-36956-1
Turn on catch-up full scan This policy setting allows you to configure catch-up scans for scheduled full scans. A catch-up scan is a scan that is initiated because a regularly scheduled scan was missed. Usually these scheduled scans are missed because the computer was turned off at the scheduled t ...

CCE-38051-9
Prohibit connection to roaming Mobile Broadband networks This policy setting prevents clients from connecting to Mobile Broadband networks when the client is registered on a roaming provider network. If this policy setting is enabled, all automatic and manual connection attempts to roamin ...

CCE-37612-9
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool: Restrict tool download Restricts the tool download policy for Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool. Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) gathers diagnostic data for analysis by support professionals. For some problems, MSDT may prompt the user to download addit ...

CCE-38349-7
Pin Apps to Start when installed This policy setting allows pinning apps to Start by default, when they are included by AppID on the list. If you enable this setting, all the AppID in the list are pinned to Start. If you disable or do not configure this setting, no apps are specifically pinne ...

CCE-36409-1
Allow only Windows Vista or later connections This policy setting enables Remote Assistance invitations to be generated with improved encryption so that only computers running this version (or later versions) of the operating system can connect. This policy setting does not affect Remote Assistance ...

CCE-36738-3
Windows Firewall Windows Firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network.

CCE-36921-5
Domain controller: Refuse machine account password changes This security setting determines whether domain controllers will refuse requests from member computers to change computer account passwords. By default, member computers change their computer account passwords every 30 days. If enabled, the ...

CCE-36595-7
CD and DVD: Deny write access This policy setting denies write access to the CD and DVD removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, write access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, write access will be allowed to ...

CCE-36462-0
Allow ECC certificates to be used for logon and authentication This policy setting allows you to control whether elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) certificates on a smart card can be used to log on to a domain. If you enable this policy setting, ECC certificates on a smart card can be used to log ...

CCE-36934-8
Don't search the web or display web results in Search This policy setting allows you to control whether or not Search can perform queries on the web, and if the web results are displayed in Search. If you enable this policy setting, queries won't be performed on the web and web results won't be ...

CCE-37482-7
Windows Firewall: Domain: Logging: Name Use this option to specify the path and name of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-37273-0
Display Error Notification This policy setting controls whether users are shown an error dialog box that lets them report an error. If you enable this policy setting, users are notified in a dialog box that an error has occurred, and can display more details about the error. If the Configure Err ...

CCE-38425-5
Allow members of the local Administrators group to run all applications This setting allows members of the local Administrators group to run all applications on computers, regardless of their location. If you enable this setting, members of the Administrators group will be able to run applicatio ...

CCE-36725-0
Power Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

CCE-36582-5
Turn off SwitchBack Compatibility Engine The policy controls the state of the Switchback compatibility engine in the system. Switchback is a mechanism that provides generic compatibility mitigations to older applications by providing older behavior to old applications and new behavior to new appl ...

CCE-37527-9
Prevent AutoPlay from remembering user choices. This policy setting allows you to prevent AutoPlay from remembering user's choice of what to do when a device is connected. If you enable this policy setting, AutoPlay prompts the user to choose what to do when a device is connected. ...

CCE-38380-2
Configure local setting override for monitoring file and program activity on your computer This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of monitoring for file and program activity on your computer. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, ...

CCE-37371-2
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) enables NetBIOS name resolution. The presence of the WINS server(s) is crucial for locating the network resources identified by using NetBIOS names. WINS servers are required unless all domains have been migrated to Active Di ...

CCE-37429-8
Turn on root certificate propagation from smart card This policy setting allows you to manage the root certificate propagation that occurs when a smart card is inserted. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting then root certificate propagation will occur when you insert your smart ca ...

CCE-36680-7
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Manages user-mode driver host processes.

CCE-37723-4
Turn off Group Policy Client Service AOAC optimization This policy setting prevents the Group Policy Client Service from stopping when idle.

CCE-38086-5
Define Activation Security Check exemptions Allows you to view and change a list of DCOM server application ids (appids) which are exempted from the DCOM Activation security check. DCOM uses two such lists, one configured via Group Policy through this policy setting, and the other via the actions ...

CCE-36484-4
Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via NTLM. If you enable this policy setting you can specify ...

CCE-35925-7
Prevent license upgrade This policy setting allows you to specify which version of Remote Desktop Services client access license (RDS CAL) a Remote Desktop Services license server will issue to clients connecting to RD Session Host servers running other Windows-based operating systems. A license s ...

CCE-36810-0
Show lock in the user tile menu Shows or hides lock from the user tile menu. If you enable this policy setting, the lock option will be shown in the User Tile menu. If you disable this policy setting, the lock option will never be shown in the User Tile menu. If you do not configure this po ...

CCE-37144-3
Distributed Scan Server service Enables scanned documents to be sent from scanners to the scan server and routes them to the correct destinations.

CCE-36649-2
Run logon scripts synchronously Directs the system to wait for the logon scripts to finish running before it starts the Windows Explorer interface program and creates the desktop. If you enable this setting, Windows Explorer does not start until the logon scripts have finished running. This settin ...

CCE-36200-4
Allow certificates with no extended key usage certificate attribute This policy setting lets you allow certificates without an Extended Key Usage (EKU) set to be used for logon. In versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista, smart card certificates that are used for logon require an enhanced key u ...

CCE-35916-6
Prevent changing lock screen image Prevents users from changing the background image shown when the machine is locked. By default, users can change the background image shown when the machine is locked. If you enable this setting, the user will not be able to change their lock screen image, a ...

CCE-37011-4
Prevent restoring remote previous versions This setting lets you suppress the Restore button in the previous versions property page when the user has selected a previous version of a file on a file share. If you enable this policy setting, the Restore button is disabled when the user selects a p ...

CCE-36965-2
Allow real-time definition updates based on reports to Microsoft MAPS This policy setting allows you to enable real-time definition updates in response to reports sent to Microsoft MAPS. If the service reports a file as an unknown and Microsoft MAPS finds that the latest definition update has defin ...

CCE-38203-6
Disable Windows Error Reporting If this setting is enabled, Windows Error Reporting will not send any problem information to Microsoft. Additionally, solution information will not be available in the Action Center control panel.

CCE-37340-7
Allow .rdp files from unknown publishers This policy setting allows you to specify whether users can run unsigned Remote Desktop Protocol (.rdp) files and .rdp files from unknown publishers on the client computer. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, users can run unsigned .rdp f ...

CCE-36137-8
Set PNRP cloud to resolve only This policy setting limits a node to resolving, but not publishing, names in a specific Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) cloud. This policy setting forces computers to act as clients in peer-to-peer (P2P) scenarios. For example, a client computer can detect other ...

CCE-36418-2
Allow local activation security check exemptions Allows you to specify that local computer administrators can supplement the 'Define Activation Security Check exemptions' list. If you enable this policy setting, and DCOM does not find an explicit entry for a DCOM server application id (appid) in t ...

CCE-36769-8
Function Discovery Resource Publication Publishes this computer and resources attached to this computer so they can be discovered over the network. If this service is stopped, network resources will no longer be published and they will not be discovered by other computers on the network.

CCE-37736-6
Add the Administrators security group to roaming user profiles This setting adds the Administrator security group to the roaming user profile share. Once an administrator has configured a users' roaming profile, the profile will be created at the user's next login. The profile is created at the lo ...

CCE-37834-9
Do not sync passwords Prevent the 'passwords' group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the 'passwords' group on the 'sync your settings' page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting, the 'passwords' group will not be synced. Use the option 'Allow users to ...

CCE-36516-3
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WinHTTP implements the client HTTP stack and provides developers with a Win32 API and COM Automation component for sending HTTP requests and receiving responses. In addition, WinHTTP provides support for auto-discovering a proxy configuration via its impleme ...

CCE-36978-5
Automatically send memory dumps for OS-generated error reports This policy setting controls whether memory dumps in support of OS-generated error reports can be sent to Microsoft automatically. This policy does not apply to error reports generated by 3rd-party products, or additional data other tha ...

CCE-35991-9
Set IP Stateless Autoconfiguration Limits State This policy setting allows you to configure IP Stateless Autoconfiguration Limits. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, IP Stateless Autoconfiguration Limits will be enabled and system will limit the number of autoconfigured addre ...

CCE-38171-5
Prevent displaying advanced indexing options in Control Panel If enabled, Search and Indexing Options in Control Panel does not allow opening the Advanced Options dialog. Otherwise it can be opened. Disabled by default.

CCE-37068-4
Block Firefox Web Browser This policy setting allows you to manage whether a user can run the Firefox web browser or not. This policy sets AppLocker rules to prevent users from running the Firefox web browser. If you enable this setting, users will be unable to run the Firefox web browser. If ...

CCE-36943-9
Turn on definition retirement This policy setting allows you to configure definition retirement for network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities. Definition retirement checks to see if a computer has the required security updates necessary to protect it against a particular vulnerab ...

CCE-38314-1
Allow installation of devices using drivers that match these device setup classes This policy setting allows you to specify a list of device setup class globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) for device drivers that Windows is allowed to install. Use this policy setting only when the 'Prevent installa ...

CCE-37309-2
Diagnostics: Configure scenario execution level Determines the execution level for Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) scenarios. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the DPS will detect ...

CCE-36712-8
Message Queuing Triggers The Message Queuing Triggers service provides a rule-based system to monitor messages that arrive in a Message Queuing service queue and, when the conditions of a rule are satisfied, invoke a COM component or a stand-alone executable program to process the message. The Mess ...

CCE-38412-3
Specify the maximum depth to scan archive files This policy setting allows you to configure the maximum directory depth level into which archive files such as .ZIP or .CAB are unpacked during scanning. The default directory depth level is 0. If you enable this setting, archive files will be scan ...

CCE-36115-4
Prevent installation of devices using drivers that match these device setup classes This policy setting allows you to specify a list of device setup class globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) for device drivers that Windows is prevented from installing. This policy setting takes precedence over any ...

CCE-37264-9
Display highly detailed status messages This policy setting directs the system to display highly detailed status messages. This policy setting is designed for advanced users who require this information. If you enable this policy setting, the system displays status messages that reflect each ...

CCE-36760-7
Approved Installation Sites for ActiveX Controls The ActiveX Installer Service is the solution to delegate the install of per-machine ActiveX controls to a Standard User in the enterprise. The list of Approved ActiveX Install sites contains the host URL and the policy settings for each host URL. W ...

CCE-36564-3
Configure Scenario Execution Level Determines the execution level for Windows Standby/Resume Performance Diagnostics. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the Diagnostic Policy Servic ...

CCE-36311-9
Set maximum Kerberos SSPI context token buffer size This policy setting allows you to set the value returned to applications which request the maximum size of the SSPI context token buffer size. The size of the context token buffer determines the maximum size of SSPI context tokens an applicatio ...

CCE-37967-7
Do not display the lock screen This policy setting controls whether the lock screen appears for users. If you enable this policy setting, users that are not required to press CTRL + ALT + DEL before signing in will see their selected tile after locking their PC. If you disable or do not conf ...

CCE-37545-1
Allow the use of biometrics If you enable (or do not configure) this policy setting, the Windows Biometric Service will be available, and users will be able to run applications that use biometrics on Windows. If you want to enable the ability to log on with biometrics, you must also configure the ' ...

CCE-36925-6
Include command line in process creation events This policy setting determines what information is logged in security audit events when a new process has been created. This setting only applies when the Audit Process Creation policy is enabled. If you enable this policy setting the command line ...

CCE-36177-4
Tape Drives: Deny execute access This policy setting denies execute access to the Tape Drive removable storage class. If you enable this policy setting, execute access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, execute access will be al ...

CCE-37282-1
Custom Classes: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to custom removable storage classes. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to these removable storage classes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, read access will be allowed to the ...

CCE-37051-0
Show sleep in the power options menu Shows or hides sleep from the power options menu. If you enable this policy setting, the sleep option will be shown in the Power Options menu (as long as it is supported by the machine's hardware). If you disable this policy setting, the sleep option will ...

CCE-36827-4
Base Filtering Engine The Base Filtering Engine (BFE) is a service that manages firewall and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) policies and implements user mode filtering. Stopping or disabling the BFE service will significantly reduce the security of the system. It will also result in unpredictab ...

CCE-36044-6
Primary DNS Suffix Devolution Determines whether the DNS client performs primary DNS suffix devolution in a name resolution process. When a user submits a query for a single-label name, such as 'example', a local DNS client attaches a suffix, such as 'microsoft.com', resulting in the query 'exampl ...

CCE-37380-3
Allow use of diacritics This policy setting allows words that contain diacritic characters to be treated as separate words. If you enable this policy setting, words that only differ in diacritics are treated as different words. If you disable this policy setting, words with diacritics and words wit ...

CCE-37523-8
Windows Firewall: Domain: Logging: Log dropped packets Use this option to log when Windows Firewall with Advanced Security discards an inbound packet for any reason. The log records why and when the packet was dropped. Look for entries with the word DROP in the action column of the log.

CCE-38323-2
Prevent device metadata retrieval from the Internet This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows from retrieving device metadata from the Internet. If you enable this policy setting, Windows does not retrieve device metadata for installed devices from the Internet. This policy setti ...

CCE-37989-1
Allow Delegating Default Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via NTLM. If you enable this policy setting you can specif ...

CCE-36684-9
Application Information Facilitates the running of interactive applications with additional administrative privileges. If this service is stopped, users will be unable to launch applications with the additional administrative privileges they may require to perform desired user tasks.

CCE-36729-2
Remote Desktop Gateway Provides secure remote connectivity to remote computers on your corporate network, from anywhere on the Internet. If this service is stopped, connections to remote computers cannot be made through this Terminal Services Gateway server.

CCE-36991-8
Diagnostic Policy Service The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, diagnostics will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-35884-6
Delete data from devices running Microsoft firmware when a user logs off from the computer. This policy setting deletes all data stored on Windows SideShow-compatible devices (running Microsoft firmware) when a user logs off from the computer. This is a security precaution but it significantly limi ...

CCE-36120-4
Always rasterize content to be printed using a software rasterizer Determines whether the XPS Rasterization Service or the XPS-to-GDI conversion (XGC) is forced to use a software rasterizer instead of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to rasterize pages. On machines with an ARM processor, this po ...

CCE-36782-1
User Access Logging Service This service logs unique client access requests in the form of IP addresses and user names of installed products and roles on the local server. This information can be queried via Powershell by administrators needing to quantify client demand of server software for offli ...

CCE-38421-4
Block Internet Explorer Web Browser This policy setting allows you to manage whether a user can run the Firefox web browser or not. This policy sets AppLocker rules to prevent users from running the Internet Explorer web browser. If you enable this setting, users will be unable to run the Intern ...

CCE-37776-2
Turn off the communities features Windows Mail will not check your newsgroup servers for Communities support.

CCE-36893-6
DCOM Server Process Launcher Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

CCE-36431-5
Turn on economical application of administratively assigned Offline Files This policy setting allows you to turn on economical application of administratively assigned Offline Files. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, only new files and folders in administratively assigned fold ...

CCE-36903-3
Server for NFS Enables a Windows based computer to act as an NFS Server.

CCE-38082-4
Proxy definitions are authoritative Turns off Windows Network Isolation's automatic proxy discovery in the domain corporate environment. If you enable this policy setting, it turns off Windows Network Isolation's automatic proxy discovery in the domain corporate environment. Only proxies configu ...

CCE-38180-6
Do not use temporary folders per session This policy setting allows you to prevent Remote Desktop Services from creating session-specific temporary folders. You can use this policy setting to disable the creation of separate temporary folders on a remote computer for each session. By default, Remo ...

CCE-36453-9
Do not show the 'local access only' network icon Specifies whether or not the 'local access only' network icon will be shown. When enabled, the icon for Internet access will be shown in the system tray even when a user is connected to a network with local access only. If you disable this setting ...

CCE-37501-4
Configure Background Sync This is a machine-specific setting which applies to any user who logs onto the specified machine while this policy is in effect. This policy is in effect when a network folder is determined, as specified by the ?Configure slow-link mode? policy, to be in ?slow-link? mode. ...

CCE-37295-3
Allow desktop composition for remote desktop sessions This policy setting allows you to specify whether desktop composition is allowed for remote desktop sessions. This policy setting does not apply to RemoteApp sessions. Desktop composition provides the user interface elements of Windows Aero, su ...

CCE-36035-4
Customize message for Access Denied errors This policy setting specifies the message that users see when they are denied access to a file or folder. You can customize the Access Denied message to include additional text and links. You can also provide users with the ability to send an email to requ ...

CCE-36355-6
Primary DNS Suffix Devolution Level This policy setting determines the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix devolution level that DNS clients will use, if the clients perform primary DNS suffix devolution in a name resolution process. When DNS suffix devolution is enabled, the leftmost label of a primar ...

CCE-38389-3
Turn on behavior monitoring This policy setting allows you to configure behavior monitoring. If you enable or do not configure this setting, behavior monitoring will be enabled. If you disable this setting, behavior monitoring will be disabled.

CCE-37099-9
Disallow standby sleep states (S1-S3) when starting from a Windows to Go workspace Specifies whether the PC can use standby sleep states (S1-S3) when starting from a Windows To Go workspace. If you enable this setting, Windows, when started from a Windows To Go workspace, can't use standby state ...

CCE-36969-4
Define the number of days before spyware definitions are considered out of date This policy setting allows you to define the number of days that must pass before spyware definitions are considered out of date. If definitions are determined to be out of date, this state may trigger several additiona ...

CCE-36231-9
Set time (in seconds) to force reboot This policy setting configures the amount of time (in seconds) that the operating system waits to reboot in order to enforce a change in access rights to removable storage devices. If you enable this policy setting, you can set the number of seconds you want ...

CCE-36000-8
Disallow WinRM from storing RunAs credentials This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service will not allow RunAs credentials to be stored for any plug-ins. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service will not allow the RunAsUser or RunAsP ...

CCE-38003-0
Prevent adding UNC locations to index from Control Panel Enabling this policy prevents users from adding UNC locations to the index from the Search and Indexing Options in Control Panel. Any UNC locations that have already been added to the index by the user will not be removed. When this policy ...

CCE-37197-1
Windows To Go Default Startup Options This policy setting controls whether the PC will boot to Windows To Go if a USB device containing a Windows To Go workspace is connected, and controls whether users can make changes using the Windows To Go Startup Options Control Panel item. If you enable th ...

CCE-36133-7
Do not allow the computer to act as a BITS Peercaching server This setting specifies whether the computer will act as a BITS peercaching server. By default, when BITS peercaching is enabled, the computer acts as both a peercaching server (offering files to its peers) and a peercaching client (downl ...

CCE-38101-2
Prefer Local Names Allowed Specifies whether the user has Connect and Disconnect options for the DirectAccess entry when the user clicks the Networking notification area icon. If the user clicks the Disconnect option, NCA removes the DirectAccess rules from the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT ...

CCE-37732-5
Prevent Flicks Learning Mode Makes pen flicks learning mode unavailable. If you enable this policy, pen flicks are still available but learning mode is not. Pen flicks are off by default and can be turned on system-wide, but cannot be restricted to learning mode applications. This means that the p ...

CCE-37830-7
Turn off picture password sign-in This policy setting allows you to control whether a domain user can sign in using a picture password. If you enable this policy setting, a domain user can't set up or sign in with a picture password. If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, a d ...

CCE-37109-6
Change Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) default output format to the legacy Microsoft XPS format (*.xps) Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) generates OpenXPS (*.oxps) files by default in Windows 8. If you enable this group policy setting, the default MXDW output format is the legacy Micros ...

CCE-37843-0
Enable Windows NTP Client Specifies whether the Windows NTP Client is enabled. Enabling the Windows NTP Client allows your computer to synchronize its computer clock with other NTP servers. You may want to disable this service if you decide to use a third-party time provider.

CCE-38016-2
Prevent Quick Launch Toolbar Shortcut Creation This policy prevents a shortcut for the Player from being added to the Quick Launch bar. When this policy is not configured or disabled, the user can choose whether to add the shortcut for the Player to the Quick Launch bar.

CCE-37634-3
Replace addresses in conflicts Specifies whether dynamic updates should overwrite existing resource records that contain conflicting IP addresses. This policy setting is designed for computers that register address (A) resource records in DNS zones that do not use Secure Dynamic Updates. Secure ...

CCE-36475-2
Turn on certificate propagation from smart card This policy setting allows you to manage the certificate propagation that occurs when a smart card is inserted. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting then certificate propagation will occur when you insert your smart card. If you dis ...

CCE-38367-9
Allow antimalware service to startup with normal priority This policy setting controls the load priority for the antimalware service. Increasing the load priority will allow for faster service startup, but may impact performance. If you enable or do not configure this setting, the antimalware se ...

CCE-37998-2
File Classification Infrastructure: Display Classification tab in File Explorer This policy setting controls whether the Classification tab is displayed in the Properties dialog box in File Explorer. The Classification tab enables users to manually classify files by selecting properties from a l ...

CCE-36716-9
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service The Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service provides the ability for multiple user processes to share TCP ports over the net.tcp protocol. This service supports the .NET Framework 3.0 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), which provides a new TCP-based network protocol (net.tcp: ...

CCE-36573-4
Use IP Address Redirection This policy setting allows you to specify the redirection method to use when a client device reconnects to an existing Remote Desktop Services session in a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm. This setting applies to an RD Session Host server that is configured to u ...

CCE-38310-9
Hide previous versions list for remote files This policy setting lets you hide the list of previous versions of files that are on file shares. The previous versions come from the on-disk restore points on the file share. If you enable this policy setting, users cannot list or restore previous ve ...

CCE-36436-4
Do not allow changes to initiator CHAP secret If enabled then do not allow the initiator CHAP secret to be changed. If disabled then the initiator CHAP secret may be changed.

CCE-37816-6
Prevent Video Smoothing Prevents video smoothing from occurring. This policy prevents video smoothing, which can improve video playback on computers with limited resources, from occurring. In addition, the Use Video Smoothing check box in the Video Acceleration Settings dialog box in the Player is ...

CCE-36689-8
CNG Key Isolation The CNG key isolation service is hosted in the LSA process. The service provides key process isolation to private keys and associated cryptographic operations as required by the Common Criteria. The service stores and uses long-lived keys in a secure process complying with Common ...

CCE-37673-1
Do not allow color changes This policy setting controls the ability to change the color of window frames. If you enable this policy setting, you prevent users from changing the default window frame color. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, you allow users to change the defaul ...

CCE-36787-0
Printer Extensions and Notifications This service opens custom printer dialog boxes and handles notifications from a remote print server or a printer. If you turn off this service you won?t be able to see printer extensions or notifications.

CCE-37357-1
Windows Firewall: Block UDP port 3544 Use this outbound rule to block UDP port 3544.

CCE-37259-9
Do not automatically encrypt files moved to encrypted folders Prevents Windows Explorer from encrypting files that are moved to an encrypted folder. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, Windows Explorer automatically encrypts files that are moved to an encrypted folder. This settin ...

CCE-36218-6
Prevent automatically adding shared folders to the index Enable this policy to prevent Windows Search from automatically adding shared folders to the index. If enabled, Windows Search will not automatically add shares created on the computer to the scope of the index. If not configured or disable ...

CCE-38376-0
Process Exclusions This policy setting allows you to disable scheduled and real-time scanning for any file opened by any of the specified processes. The process itself will not be excluded. To exclude the process, use the Path exclusion. Processes should be added under the Options for this setting. ...

CCE-36040-4
Prevent access to 16-bit applications Specifies whether to prevent the MS-DOS subsystem (ntvdm.exe) from running on this computer. This setting affects the launching of 16-bit applications in the operating system. By default, the MS-DOS subsystem runs for all users on this computer. You can use th ...

CCE-36303-6
Turn off Inventory Collector This policy setting controls the state of the Inventory Collector. The Inventory Collector inventories applications, files, devices, and drivers on the system and sends the information to Microsoft. This information is used to help diagnose compatibility probl ...

CCE-37477-7
Do not allow supported Plug and Play device redirection This policy setting allows you to control the redirection of supported Plug and Play devices, such as Windows Portable Devices, to the remote computer in a Remote Desktop Services session. By default, Remote Desktop Services allows redirectio ...

CCE-37300-1
Delay Restart for scheduled installations Specifies the amount of time for Automatic Updates to wait before proceeding with a scheduled restart. If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the specified number of minutes after the installation is finished. If the status is set ...

CCE-35888-7
Use Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first This policy setting allows you to specify whether the Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver is used first to install all client printers. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, the RD Session Host server first tries to use the ...

CCE-37829-9
Send additional data when on battery power This policy setting determines whether Windows Error Reporting (WER) checks if the computer is running on battery power. By default, when a computer is running on battery power, WER only checks for solutions, but does not upload additional report data unti ...

CCE-36654-2
Allow CredSSP authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client uses CredSSP authentication. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM client will use CredSSP authentication. If you disable or do not configure this pol ...

CCE-36885-2
Enable LSA Protection Use this setting to configure additional protection for the Local Security Authority (LSA) process to prevent code injection that could compromise credentials. On x86-based or x64-based devices that use Secure Boot and UEFI, a UEFI variable is set in the UEFI firmware when ...

CCE-36983-5
Special Administration Console Helper Allows administrators to remotely access a command prompt using Emergency Management Services.

CCE-38221-8
Allow DNS Suffix Appending to Unqualified Multi-Label Name Queries Specifies whether the computers to which this setting is applied may attach suffixes to an unqualified multi-label name before sending subsequent DNS queries, if the original name query fails. A name containing dots, but not dot-te ...

CCE-36423-2
Enable Persistent Time Stamp The Persistent System Timestamp allows the system to detect the time of unexpected shutdowns by writing the current time to disk on a schedule controlled by the Timestamp Interval. If you enable this setting, the Persistent System Timestamp will be refreshed according ...

CCE-37215-1
Allow only system backup This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of only system volumes is allowed or both OS and data volumes can be backed up. If you enable this policy setting, machine administrator/backup operator can backup only volumes hosting OS components and no data only ...

CCE-36939-7
Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage This policy setting lets you prevent apps and features from working with files on OneDrive. If you enable this policy setting: * Users can?t access OneDrive from the OneDrive app and file picker. * Windows Store apps can?t access OneDrive using th ...

CCE-38287-9
Switch to the Simplified Chinese (PRC) gestures Switches the gesture set used for editing from the common handheld computer gestures to the Simplified Chinese (PRC) standard gestures. Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to ent ...

CCE-36031-3
User Interface Specifies whether an entry for DirectAccess connectivity appears when the user clicks the Networking notification area icon. Set this to Disabled to prevent user confusion when you are just using DirectAccess to remotely manage DirectAccess client computers from your intranet and ...

CCE-38385-1
Configure local setting override to turn on real-time protection This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration to turn on real-time protection. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local preference setting will take priority over G ...

CCE-36641-9
Configure Report Archive This setting controls the behavior of the Windows Error Reporting archive. If Archive behavior is set to 'Store all', all data collected for each report will be stored in the appropriate location. If Archive behavior is set to 'Store parameters only', only the minimum inf ...

CCE-36904-1
Wired AutoConfig This service performs IEEE 802.1X authentication on Ethernet interfaces.

CCE-36676-5
webclient The WebClient service allows Win32 applications to access documents on the Internet. The service extends the network capability of Windows; it allows standard Win32 applications to create, read, and write files on Internet file servers through the use of WebDAV, a file-access protocol tha ...

CCE-37807-5
Turn off PNRP cloud creation This policy setting enables or disables PNRP cloud creation. PNRP is a distributed name resolution protocol allowing Internet hosts to publish peer names with a corresponding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address. Other hosts can then resolve the name, retrieve th ...

CCE-37709-3
Redirect folders on primary computers only This policy setting controls whether folders are redirected on a user's primary computers only. This policy setting is useful to improve logon performance and to increase security for user data on computers where the user might not want to download private ...

CCE-36774-8
Plug and Play Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

CCE-35879-6
Prevent redirection of USB devices This policy setting prevents redirection of USB devices. If you enable this setting, an alternate driver for USB devices cannot be loaded. If you disable or do not configure this setting, an alternate driver for USB devices can be loaded.

CCE-36578-3
Disallow Kerberos authentication This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client will not use Kerberos authentication directly. If you enable this policy setting, the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client will not use Kerberos authentication directl ...

CCE-37348-0
Always use classic logon This setting forces the user to log on to the computer using the classic logon screen. By default, a workgroup is set to use the simple logon screen. This setting only works when the computer is not on a domain.

CCE-36088-3
Windows Firewall: Domain: Logging: Size limit (KB) Use this option to specify the size limit of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-38189-7
Prevent display of the user interface for critical errors This policy setting prevents the display of the user interface for critical errors. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Error Reporting prevents the display of the user interface for critical errors. If you disable or do not configu ...

CCE-36663-3
Server For NIS Server for NIS (UNIX-RPC)

CCE-38363-8
Turn off the Store application Denies or allows access to the Store application. If you enable this setting, access to the Store application is denied. Access to the Store is required for installing app updates. If you disable or don't configure this setting, access to the Store application i ...

CCE-37544-4
Do not allow font smoothing This policy setting allows you to specify whether font smoothing is allowed for remote connections. Font smoothing provides ClearType functionality for a remote connection. ClearType is a technology for displaying computer fonts so that they appear clear and smooth, esp ...

CCE-36410-9
Do not allow the BITS client to use Windows Branch Cache This setting affects whether the BITS client is allowed to use Windows Branch Cache. If the Windows Branch Cache component is installed and enabled on a computer, then BITS jobs on that computer can use Windows Branch Cache by default. ...

CCE-36708-6
Intersite Messaging The Intersite Messaging service enables message exchanges between computers that run Windows Server sites. This service is used for mail-based replication between sites. Active Directory includes support for replication between sites through SMTP over IP transport. SMTP support ...

CCE-36872-0
Make Family Safety control panel visible on a Domain This policy setting allows you to configure the Family Safety feature. If you enable this policy setting, the Family Safety control panel is visible on a domain joined computer. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Fa ...

CCE-38408-1
Scan packed executables This policy setting allows you to configure scanning for packed executables. It is recommended that this type of scanning remain enabled. If you enable or do not configure this setting, packed executables will be scanned. If you disable this setting, packed executable ...

CCE-37290-4
Turn off access to the solutions to performance problems section Removes access to the performance center control panel solutions to performance problems. If you enable this setting, the solutions and issue section within the performance control panel page will not be displayed. The administrative ...

CCE-37335-7
Prevent press and hold Prevents press and hold actions on hardware buttons, so that only one action is available per button. If you enable this policy, press and hold actions are unavailable, and the button configuration dialog will display the following text: 'Some settings are controlled by Gro ...

CCE-36565-0
Prioritize all digitally signed drivers equally during the driver ranking and selection process This policy setting allows you to determine how drivers signed by a Microsoft Windows Publisher certificate are ranked with drivers signed by other valid Authenticode signatures during the driver selecti ...

CCE-37699-6
Turn off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services This setting turns off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services in its entirety, and will cause all dependent applications to stop working. Peer-to-Peer protocols allow for applications in the areas of RTC, collaboration, content distribution a ...

CCE-36970-2
Define the number of days before virus definitions are considered out of date This policy setting allows you to define the number of days that must pass before virus definitions are considered out of date. If definitions are determined to be out of date, this state may trigger several additional ac ...

CCE-37237-5
Configure Scenario Execution Level Determines the execution level for Windows Boot Performance Diagnostics. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) wi ...

CCE-36698-9
Extensible Authentication Protocol The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) service provides network authentication in such scenarios as 802.1x wired and wireless, VPN, and Network Access Protection (NAP). EAP also provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that are used by network acc ...

CCE-36369-7
Configure Scenario Execution Level Determines the execution level for Windows System Responsiveness Diagnostics. If you enable this policy setting, you must select an execution level from the dropdown menu. If you select problem detection and troubleshooting only, the Diagnostic Policy Service (DP ...

CCE-38398-4
Check for the latest virus and spyware definitions before running a scheduled scan This policy setting allows you to manage whether a check for new virus and spyware definitions will occur before running a scan. This setting applies to scheduled scans as well as the command line 'mpcmdrun -SigU ...

CCE-37714-3
Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Terminal Server). This policy applies when server authentication was achieved via a trusted X509 certificate or Kerberos. If you enable this policy setting you can specify the ...

CCE-37812-5
Turn off Windows HotStart This policy setting allows you to manage whether HotStart buttons can be used to launch applications. If you enable this policy setting, applications cannot be launched using the HotStart buttons. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, applications can b ...

CCE-36395-2
Windows Firewall: Public: Logging: Size limit (KB) Use this option to specify the size limit of the file in which Windows Firewall will write its log information.

CCE-36952-0
Configure WPP tracing level This policy allows you to configure tracing levels for Windows software trace preprocessor (WPP Software Tracing). Tracing levels are defined as: 1 - Error 2 - Warning 3 - Info 4 - Debug If you enable this setting, you can configure the WPP Software Tracing le ...

CCE-38176-4
Do not automatically start Windows Messenger initially Windows Messenger is automatically loaded and running when a user logs on to a Windows XP computer. You can use this setting to stop Windows Messenger from automatically being run at logon. If you enable this setting, Windows Messenger will no ...

CCE-36854-8
Microsoft iSCSI Software Target Enables this computer to serve as an iSCSI target.

CCE-37059-3
Require trusted path for credential entry If you enable this policy setting, users are required to enter Windows credentials on the Secure Desktop by means of the trusted path mechanism. This means that before entering account and password information to authorize an elevation request, a user first ...

CCE-38372-9
Display additional text to clients when they need to perform an action This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not to display additional text to clients when they need to perform an action. The text displayed is a custom administrator-defined string. For example, the phone number to ...

CCE-36591-6
Force the reading of all certificates from the smart card This policy setting allows you to manage the reading of all certificates from the smart card for logon. During logon Windows will by default only read the default certificate from the smart card unless it supports retrieval of all certifica ...

CCE-38417-2
Specify threats upon which default action should not be taken when detected This policy setting customize which remediation action will be taken for each listed Threat ID when it is detected during a scan. Threats should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a na ...

CCE-36405-9
Disable detection of slow network connections This policy setting disables the detection of slow network connections. Slow link detection measures the speed of the connection between a user's computer and the remote server that stores the roaming user profile. When the system detects a slow lin ...

CCE-36734-2
Routing and Remote Access Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

CCE-35835-8
Disable delete notifications on all volumes Delete notification is a feature that notifies the underlying storage device of clusters that are freed due to a file delete operation. A value of 0, the default, will enable delete notifications for all volumes. A value of 1 will disable delete notific ...

CCE-37518-8
Prevent creation of a system restore point during device activity that would normally prompt creation of a restore point This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows from creating a system restore point during device activity that would normally prompt Windows to create a system restore point. ...

CCE-36636-9
Turn off the ability to back up data files This setting lets you disable the data file backup functionality. If this setting is enabled, users cannot back up data files. If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can back up data files.

CCE-36307-7
Do not allow client printer redirection This policy setting allows you to specify whether to prevent the mapping of client printers in Remote Desktop Services sessions. You can use this policy setting to prevent users from redirecting print jobs from the remote computer to a printer attached to th ...

CCE-37571-7
Disable Logging If this setting is enabled Windows Error Reporting events will not be logged to the system event log.

CCE-38319-0
Specify KDC proxy servers for Kerberos clients This policy setting allows you to specify KDC proxy servers for DNS suffix names. If you enable this policy setting, you can view and change the list of proxy servers configured for DNS suffix names as defined by Group Policy. To view the list of ma ...

CCE-36721-9
Peer Name Resolution Protocol Enables Serverless Peer Name Resolution over the Internet. If disabled some Peer to Peer and Collaborative applications such as Windows Meetings may not work.

CCE-36930-6
Use DNS name resolution when a single-label domain name is used, by appending different registered DNS suffixes, if the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain setting is not enabled. This policy setting specifies whether the computers to which this setting is applied attempts DNS name resolution of single-label ...

CCE-37122-9
Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation Specifies whether Automatic Updates should automatically install certain updates that neither interrupt Windows services nor restart Windows. If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will immediately install these updates once they are downl ...

CCE-36623-7
Point and Print Restrictions This policy setting controls the client Point and Print behavior, including the security prompts for Windows Vista computers. The policy setting applies only to non-Print Administrator clients, and only to computers that are members of a domain. When the policy setting ...

CCE-36427-3
Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon This policy setting allows you to turn off the automatic display of the Manage Your Server page. If you enable this policy setting, the Manage Your Server page is not displayed each time an administrator logs on to the server. If you disable or do ...

CCE-37825-7
Floppy Drives: Deny read access This policy setting denies read access to the Floppy Drives removable storage class, including USB Floppy Drives. If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, ...

CCE-38350-5
Start Screen Layout Specifies the Start screen layout for users. This setting lets you specify the Start screen layout for users and prevents them from changing its configuration. The Start screen layout you specify must be stored in an XML file that was generated by the Export-StartLayout Power ...

CCE-36756-5
Run Windows PowerShell scripts first at computer startup, shutdown This policy setting determines whether Windows PowerShell scripts will run before non-PowerShell scripts during computer startup and shutdown. By default, PowerShell scripts run after non-PowerShell scripts. If you enable this po ...

CCE-37727-5
Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility This policy setting specifies whether Windows Installer RDS Compatibility runs on a per user basis for fully installed applications. Windows Installer allows one instance of the msiexec process to run at a time. By default, Windows Installer RDS Compatib ...

CCE-36987-6
Active Directory Certificate Services Creates, manages, and removes X.509 certificates for applications such as S/MIME and SSL. If this service is stopped, certificates will not be created. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36480-2
Turn off the ability to create a system image This setting lets you disable the creation of system images. If this setting is enabled, users cannot create system images. If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can create system images.

CCE-37780-4
Do not delete temp folder upon exit Specifies whether Remote Desktop Services retains a user's per-session temporary folders at logoff. You can use this setting to maintain a user's session-specific temporary folders on a remote computer, even if the user logs off from a session. By default, Remot ...

CCE-36658-3
Turn off Event Viewer 'Events.asp' links Specifies whether 'Events.asp' hyperlinks are available for events within the Event Viewer application. The Event Viewer normally makes all HTTP(S) URLs into hot links that activate the Internet browser when clicked. In addition, 'More Information' is place ...

CCE-36227-7
Configure Corrupted File Recovery Behavior This policy setting allows you to configure the recovery behavior for corrupted files to one of three states: Regular: Detection, troubleshooting, and recovery of corrupted files will automatically start with a minimal UI display. Windows will attempt to ...

CCE-37980-0
Time (in seconds) to force reboot when required for policy changes to take effect Set the amount of time (in seconds) that the system will wait to reboot in order to enforce a change in device installation restriction policies. If you enable this setting, set the amount of seconds you want the sys ...

CCE-37148-4
Prevent flicks Makes pen flicks and all related features unavailable. If you enable this policy, pen flicks and all related features are unavailable. This includes: pen flicks themselves, pen flicks training, pen flicks training triggers in Internet Explorer, the pen flicks notification and the pe ...

CCE-38381-0
Configure local setting override for monitoring for incoming and outgoing file activity This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of monitoring for incoming and outgoing file activity. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting, the local ...

CCE-36898-5
Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727_I64 Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN

CCE-37927-1
Allow remote server management through WinRM This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service automatically listens on the network for requests on the HTTP transport over the default HTTP port. If you enable this policy setting, the WinRM service aut ...

CCE-36449-7
Allow time invalid certificates This policy setting permits those certificates to be displayed for logon that are either expired or not yet valid. Under previous versions of Microsoft Windows, certificates were required to contain a valid time and not be expired. The certificate must still be acc ...

CCE-38087-3
Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders This setting disables the more secure default setting for the user?s roaming user profile folder. Once an administrator has configured a users' roaming profile, the profile will be created at the user's next login. The profile is created a ...

CCE-36961-1
Turn on reparse point scanning This policy setting allows you to configure reparse point scanning. If you allow reparse points to be scanned, there is a possible risk of recursion. However, the engine supports following reparse points to a maximum depth so at worst scanning could be slowed. Reparse ...

CCE-36084-2
Join RD Connection Broker This policy setting allows you to specify whether the RD Session Host server should join a farm in RD Connection Broker. RD Connection Broker tracks user sessions and allows a user to reconnect to their existing session in a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm. To pa ...

CCE-37246-6
Allow only USB root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices This policy setting configures whether or not only USB root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices are allowed. Allowing only root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices minimizes the risk of an unauthorized USB device reading data on an En ...

CCE-37607-9
Warning for large Kerberos tickets This policy setting allows you to monitor tickets issued during Kerberos authentication whose size is close to or greater than a configured threshold value. The ticket size warnings are logged in the System log. If you enable this policy setting, you can set th ...

CCE-37233-4
Set PNRP cloud to resolve only This policy setting limits a node to resolving, but not publishing, names in a specific Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) cloud. This policy setting forces computers to act as clients in peer-to-peer (P2P) scenarios. For example, a client computer can detect other ...

CCE-36205-3
Block clean-up of unused language packs This policy setting controls whether the LPRemove task will run to clean up language packs installed on a machine but are not used by any users on that machine. If you enable this policy setting, language packs that are installed as part of the s ...

CCE-36974-4
Specify the interval to check for definition updates This policy setting allows you to specify an interval at which to check for definition updates. The time value is represented as the number of hours between update checks. Valid values range from 1 (every hour) to 24 (once per day). If you ena ...

CCE-36765-6
AD FS Web Agent Authentication Service The AD FS Web Agent Authentication Service validates incoming authentication requests. Users are either allowed or denied access to web applications based on their security token and the permissions on the application.

CCE-38404-0
Create a system restore point This policy setting allows you to create a system restore point on the computer on a daily basis prior to cleaning. If you enable this setting, a system restore point will be created. If you disable or do not configure this setting, a system restore point will n ...

CCE-36097-4
Prevent backing up to local disks This setting lets you prevent users from selecting a local disk (internal or external) for storing backups. If this setting is enabled, the user will be blocked from selecting a local disk as a backup location. If this setting is disabled or not configured, users ...

CCE-36009-9
RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management Manages the assignment of remoteApp and desktop connection resources to users

CCE-38394-3
Configure local setting override for the time of day to run a scheduled full scan to complete remediation This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of the time to run a scheduled full scan to complete remediation. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you e ...

CCE-37037-9
Telnet The Telnet service supports connections from various TCP/IP Telnet clients, including UNIX-based and Windows-based computers. Telnet Server for Windows provides ASCII terminal sessions to Telnet clients. Telnet Server supports two types of authentication and supports four types of terminals: ...

CCE-37755-6
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-37358-9
DCOM: Machine Access Restrictions in Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) syntax This policy setting determines which users or groups might access DCOM application remotely or locally. This setting is used to control the attack surface of the computer for DCOM applications. You can use ...

CCE-36264-0
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-38235-8
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-35990-1
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-37862-0
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-38348-9
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-37385-2
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-36948-8
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-38357-0
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-36067-7
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-37390-2
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-36254-1
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-36980-1
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-37136-9
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-38318-2
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-38347-1
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-36949-6
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-38223-4
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-38232-5
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-38276-2
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-37226-8
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-37130-2
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-38390-1
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-36310-1
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-36946-2
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-37513-9
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-37330-8
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-37726-7
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-37027-0
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-37441-3
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-36142-8
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-36947-0
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-36467-9
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-36859-7
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. If this service is stopped, these transactions will not occur. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to ...

CCE-36988-4
Application Layer Gateway Service Provides support for 3rd party protocol plug-ins for Internet Connection Sharing

CCE-36735-9
Secondary Logon Enables starting processes under alternate credentials. If this service is stopped, this type of logon access will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36685-6
Application Management Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for software deployed through Group Policy. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate software deployed through Group Policy. If this service is disabled, any services that expli ...

CCE-37172-4
System settings: Use Certificate Rules on Windows Executables for Software Restriction Policies This policy setting determines whether digital certificates are processed when software restriction policies are enabled and a user or process attempts to run software with an .exe file name extension. I ...

CCE-36717-7
Netlogon Maintains a secure channel between this computer and the domain controller for authenticating users and services. If this service is stopped, the computer may not authenticate users and services and the domain controller cannot register DNS records. If this service is disabled, any service ...

CCE-36672-4
Telephony Provides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service.

CCE-36063-6
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-36677-3
Windows Audio Manages audio for Windows-based programs. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start

CCE-37848-9
Domain controller: Allow server operators to schedule tasks This policy setting determines whether members of the Server Operators group are allowed to submit jobs by means of the AT schedule facility. The impact of this policy setting configuration should be small for most organizations. Users, in ...

CCE-37861-2
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-37047-8
Windows Time Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36984-3
System Event Notification Service Monitors system events and notifies subscribers to COM+ Event System of these events.

CCE-36731-8
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Manages the RPC name service database.

CCE-37044-5
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.

CCE-36268-1
Windows Firewall: Public: 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-38040-2
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-36714-4
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. If this service is stopped, software-based volume shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36736-7
Server Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this computer. If this service is stopped, these functions will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36691-4
Cryptographic Services Provides four management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer; Automatic ...

CCE-36718-5
Network Connections Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

CCE-36282-2
Add workstations to domain This policy setting specifies which users can add computer workstations to a specific domain. For this policy setting to take effect, it must be assigned to the user as part of the Default Domain Controller Policy for the domain. A user who has been assigned this right ca ...

CCE-36776-3
Security Accounts Manager The startup of this service signals other services that the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) is ready to accept requests. Disabling this service will prevent other services in the system from being notified when the SAM is ready, which may in turn cause those services to f ...

CCE-36763-1
Themes Provides user experience theme management.

CCE-36099-0
Synchronize directory service data This security setting determines which users and groups have the authority to synchronize all directory service data.

CCE-37599-8
LPD Service Enables client computers to print to the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service on this server using TCP/IP and the Line Printer Remote (LPR) protocol.

CCE-38041-0
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-36732-6
Remote Registry Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-38217-6
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-38239-0
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-35904-2
Domain controller: LDAP server signing requirements This policy setting determines whether the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server requires LDAP clients to negotiate data signing.

CCE-36706-0
IIS Admin Service The IIS Admin Service allows administration of IIS components such as FTP, application pools, Web sites, Web service extensions, and both Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) virtual servers. If you stop or disable this service, you will n ...

CCE-37084-1
Windows Installer Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer (*.msi) package. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36324-2
Windows Firewall: Public: Allow unicast response This option is useful if you need to control whether this computer receives unicast responses to its outgoing multicast or broadcast messages.

CCE-37859-6
Windows Firewall: Domain: Allow unicast response This option is useful if you need to control whether this computer receives unicast responses to its outgoing multicast or broadcast messages.

CCE-36675-7
Volume Shadow Copy Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37134-4
Windows Firewall: Private: Allow unicast response This option is useful if you need to control whether this computer receives unicast responses to its outgoing multicast or broadcast messages.

CCE-36693-0
DHCP Client Registers and updates IP addresses and DNS records for this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will not receive dynamic IP addresses and DNS updates. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37033-8
Windows Update Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WU ...

CCE-36707-8
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network.

CCE-36697-1
DNS Client The DNS Client service (dnscache) caches Domain Name System (DNS) names and registers the full computer name for this computer. If the service is stopped, DNS names will continue to be resolved. However, the results of DNS name queries will not be cached and the computer's name will not ...

CCE-37621-0
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-36671-6
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. If this service is ...

CCE-37006-4
Windows Management Instrumentation Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and services. If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services ...

CCE-36730-0
Remote Desktop Services Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop and Terminal Server depend on this service. To prevent remote use of this computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

CCE-36992-6
Distributed Link Tracking Client Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

CCE-36761-5
Smart Card Manages access to smart cards read by this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will be unable to read smart cards. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-37002-3
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Serves as the endpoint mapper and COM Service Control Manager. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services will not function properly.

CCE-38043-6
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-37860-4
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-36832-4
Windows Event Log This service manages events and event logs. It supports logging events, querying events, subscribing to events, archiving event logs, and managing event metadata. It can display events in both XML and plain text format. Stopping this service may compromise security and reliability ...

CCE-36889-4
UPnP Device Host Allows UPnP devices to be hosted on this computer. If this service is stopped, any hosted UPnP devices will stop functioning and no additional hosted devices can be added. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

CCE-36996-7
IPsec Policy Agent Internet Protocol security (IPsec) supports network-level peer authentication, data origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. This service enforces IPsec policies created through the IP Security Policies snap-in or the comma ...

CCE-36667-4
SNMP Trap Receives trap messages generated by local or remote Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents and forwards the messages to SNMP management programs running on this computer. If this service is stopped, SNMP-based programs on this computer will not receive SNMP trap messages. If thi ...

CCE-36062-8
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-38445-3
Prevent installation of removable devices This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows from installing removable devices. A device is considered removable when the driver for the device to which it is connected indicates that the device is removable. For example, a Universal Serial Bus (USB) d ...

CCE-36660-9
Turn off heap termination on corruption Disabling heap termination on corruption can allow certain legacy plug-in applications to function without terminating Explorer immediately, although Explorer may still terminate unexpectedly later.

CCE-36492-7
Require use of fast startup This policy setting controls the use of fast startup. If you enable this policy setting, the system requires hibernate to be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the local setting is used.

CCE-35893-7
Turn off app notifications on the lock screen This policy setting allows you to prevent app notifications from appearing on the lock screen. If you enable this policy setting, no app notifications are displayed on the lock screen. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users ...

CCE-37838-0
Do not enumerate connected users on domain-joined computers This policy setting prevents connected users from being enumerated on domain-joined computers. If you enable this policy setting, the Logon UI will not enumerate any connected users on domain-joined computers. If you disable or do n ...

CCE-36628-6
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-38326-5
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-37078-3
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-36846-4
Deny write access to fixed drives not protected by BitLocker This policy setting determines whether BitLocker protection is required for fixed data drives to be writable on a computer. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. If you enable this policy setting, all fixed data dr ...

CCE-37439-7
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-36748-2
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-37613-7
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-36147-7
Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts This policy setting prevents users from adding new Microsoft accounts on this computer. If you select the 'Users can?t add Microsoft accounts' option, users will not be able to create new Microsoft accounts on this computer, switch a local account to a Microsoft ...

CCE-36922-3
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-36223-6
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-38117-8
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-36125-3
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-37167-4
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-37034-6
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-36494-3
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-36868-8
MSS: (KeepAliveTime) How often keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds The registry value entry KeepAliveTime was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (KeepAliveTime) How often keep-alive ...

CCE-37809-1
Turn off Data Execution Prevention for Explorer Disabling data execution prevention can allow certain legacy plug-in applications to function without terminating Explorer.

CCE-36143-6
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-36881-1
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-37644-2
System objects: Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g. Symbolic Links) This policy setting determines the strength of the default discretionary access control list (DACL) for objects. The setting helps secure objects that can be located and shared among processes and its de ...

CCE-37194-8
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-35906-7
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-38335-6
Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile This policy setting determines whether the virtual memory pagefile is cleared when the system is shut down. When this policy setting is enabled, the system pagefile is cleared each time that the system shuts down properly. If you enable this security setting, ...

CCE-37942-0
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-38113-7
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-36837-3
Configure use of hardware-based encryption for operating system drives This policy setting allows you to manage BitLocker?s use of hardware-based encryption on operating system drives and specify which encryption algorithms it can use with hardware-based encryption. Using hardware-based encryption ...

CCE-37622-8
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-36913-2
Configure use of smart cards on fixed data drives This policy setting allows you to specify whether smart cards can be used to authenticate user access to the BitLocker-protected fixed data drives on a computer. If you enable this policy setting smart cards can be used to authenticate user acces ...

CCE-37029-6
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-36326-7
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-38362-0
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-36054-5
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-37554-3
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-37567-5
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-35821-8
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-37060-1
Configure use of passwords for fixed data drives This policy setting specifies whether a password is required to unlock BitLocker-protected fixed data drives. If you choose to permit the use of a password, you can require that a password be used, enforce complexity requirements on the password, and ...

CCE-37968-5
Allow access to BitLocker-protected removable data drives from earlier versions of Windows This policy setting configures whether or not removable data drives formatted with the FAT file system can be unlocked and viewed on computers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Servi ...

CCE-36860-5
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-37434-8
Windows Firewall: Public: Outbound connections This setting determines the behavior for outbound connections that do not match an outbound firewall rule. The default behavior is to allow connections unless there are firewall rules that block the connection. Important If you set Outbound connecti ...

CCE-38046-9
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-37025-4
Reset platform validation data after BitLocker recovery This policy setting allows you to control whether or not platform validation data is refreshed when Windows is started following BitLocker recovery. If you enable this policy setting, platform validation data will be refreshed when Windows ...

CCE-37835-6
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-36526-2
Configure use of hardware-based encryption for removable data drives This policy setting allows you to manage BitLocker?s use of hardware-based encryption on removable data drives and specify which encryption algorithms it can use with hardware-based encryption. Using hardware-based encryption can ...

CCE-36877-9
Deny log on as a service This security setting determines which service accounts are prevented from registering a process as a service. This policy setting supersedes the Log on as a service policy setting if an account is subject to both policies.Note: This security setting does not apply to the S ...

CCE-37639-2
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-37145-0
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-37452-0
Change the system time This policy setting determines which users and groups can change the time and date on the internal clock of the computers in your environment. Users who are assigned this user right can affect the appearance of event logs. When a computer?s time setting is changed, logged eve ...

CCE-36886-0
Turn off location This policy setting turns off the location feature for this computer. If you enable this policy setting, the location feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer will not be able to use location information from the location feature. If you disa ...

CCE-36788-8
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-38042-8
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-37430-6
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-36535-3
MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) The registry value entry DisableIPSourceRouting was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (D ...

CCE-36864-7
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-36869-6
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-38075-8
Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (Plugged In) Dictates whether or not Windows is allowed to use standby states when sleeping the computer. When this policy is enabled, Windows may use standby states to sleep the computer. If this policy is disabled, the only sleep state a compute ...

CCE-37066-8
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-37307-6
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-36847-2
Disallow standard users from changing the PIN or password This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not standard users are allowed to change BitLocker volume PINs, provided they are able to provide the existing PIN first. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. ...

CCE-37863-8
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-37614-5
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-36148-5
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-36495-0
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-37057-7
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-37885-1
System objects: Require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems This policy setting determines whether case insensitivity is enforced for all subsystems. The Microsoft Win32? subsystem is case insensitive. However, the kernel supports case sensitivity for other subsystems, such as the Portabl ...

CCE-36625-2
Turn off downloading of print drivers over HTTP This policy setting controls whether the computer can download print driver packages over HTTP. To set up HTTP printing, printer drivers that are not available in the standard operating system installation might need to be downloaded over HTTP.

CCE-38325-7
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-37850-5
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-35971-1
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-35918-2
Allow network unlock at startup This policy setting controls whether a BitLocker-protected computer that is connected to a trusted wired Local Area Network (LAN) and joined to a domain can create and use Network Key Protectors on TPM-enabled computers to automatically unlock the operating system dr ...

CCE-36499-2
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-36509-8
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-37053-6
Configure use of passwords for removable data drives This policy setting allows you to specify whether smart cards can be used to authenticate user access to BitLocker-protected removable data drives on a computer. If you enable this policy setting smart cards can be used to authenticate user ac ...

CCE-36923-1
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-38080-8
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-38258-0
Network access: Named Pipes that can be accessed anonymously This policy setting determines which communication sessions, or pipes, will have attributes and permissions that allow anonymous access. Note: When you configure this setting you specify a list of one or more objects. The delimiter used w ...

CCE-36388-7
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-37623-6
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-37075-9
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-36861-3
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-37346-4
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-36567-6
Turn off Windows Update device driver searching This policy setting specifies whether Windows will search Windows Update for device drivers when no local drivers for a device are present. Note See also Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt in Administrative Templates/System, which ...

CCE-35899-4
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-36064-4
Remove computer from docking station This policy setting allows the user of a portable computer to click Eject PC on the Start menu to undock the computer. 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 ...

CCE-36919-9
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-37106-2
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-36077-6
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-37061-9
Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker This policy setting configures whether BitLocker protection is required for a computer to be able to write data to a removable data drive. If you enable this policy setting, all removable data drives that are not BitLocker-protecte ...

CCE-36532-0
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-36358-0
Choose how BitLocker-protected removable drives can be recovered This policy setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected removable data drives are recovered in the absence of the required credentials. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. The 'Allow data recovery a ...

CCE-36421-6
Turn off Data Execution Prevention for HTML Help Executible This policy setting allows you to exclude HTML Help Executable from being monitored by software-enforced DEP. DEP is designed to block malicious code that takes advantage of exception-handling mechanisms in Windows. If you enab ...

CCE-35988-5
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 ...

CCE-36883-7
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-37146-8
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-37929-7
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-36865-4
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-36318-4
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-37035-3
Network security: Allow LocalSystem NULL session fallback Allow NTLM to fall back to NULL session when used with LocalSystem. The default is TRUE up to Windows Vista and FALSE in Windows 7.

CCE-36852-2
Require additional authentication at startup This policy setting allows you to configure whether BitLocker requires additional authentication each time the computer starts and whether you are using BitLocker with or without a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This policy setting is applied when you tu ...

CCE-36051-1
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-36327-5
System cryptography: Force strong key protection for user keys stored on the computer This policy setting determines whether users' private keys (such as their S-MIME keys) require a password to be used. If you configure this policy setting so that users must provide a password?distinct from their ...

CCE-37453-8
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-37222-7
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-38119-4
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-37067-6
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-37624-4
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-37864-6
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-37659-0
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-37700-2
Change the time zone This setting determines which users can change the time zone of the computer. This ability holds no great danger for the computer and may be useful for mobile workers. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either loc ...

CCE-36269-9
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-37637-6
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-36879-5
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-36528-8
Control use of BitLocker on removable drives This policy setting controls the use of BitLocker on removable data drives. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. When this policy setting is enabled you can select property settings that control how users can configure BitLocker. ...

CCE-36844-9
Configure use of smart cards on removable data drives This policy setting specifies whether a password is required to unlock BitLocker-protected removable data drives. If you choose to allow use of a password, you can require a password to be used, enforce complexity requirements, and configure a m ...

CCE-37615-2
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-36920-7
Turn off printing over HTTP This policy setting allows you to disable the client computer?s ability to print over HTTP, which allows the computer to print to printers on the intranet as well as the Internet.

CCE-37775-4
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-36056-0
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-37846-3
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-37063-5
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-36021-4
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-37281-3
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-37988-3
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-38026-1
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-36110-5
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-38333-1
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-37877-8
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-37948-7
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-36884-5
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-36862-1
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-37432-2
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-36533-8
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-36400-0
Allow user control over installs This policy setting permits users to change installation options that typically are available only to system administrators. If you enable this policy setting, some of the security features of Windows Installer are bypassed. It permits installations to complete t ...

CCE-36871-2
MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting IPv6) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) This entry appears as MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IPv6 source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) in the SCE. IP source routing is a mechanism that allows the sender to ...

CCE-37641-8
Allow enhanced PINs for startup This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not enhanced startup PINs are used with BitLocker. Enhanced startup PINs permit the use of characters including uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, numbers, and spaces. This policy setting is applied whe ...

CCE-37071-8
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-38360-4
Turn off Automatic Download and Install of updates Enables or disables the automatic download and installation of app updates. If you enable this setting, the automatic download and installation of app updates is turned off. If you disable this setting, the automatic download and installation ...

CCE-36319-2
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-35823-4
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-37508-9
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-38240-8
Interactive logon: Require Domain Controller authentication to unlock workstation Logon information is required to unlock a locked computer. For domain accounts, the Interactive logon: Require Domain Controller authentication to unlock workstation setting determines whether it is necessary to conta ...

CCE-36866-2
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-36096-6
Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards This policy setting controls whether Windows will download a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.

CCE-35912-5
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-36875-3
Turn off Autoplay Autoplay starts to read from a drive as soon as you insert media in the drive, which causes the setup file for programs or audio media to start immediately. An attacker could use this feature to launch a program to damage the computer or data on the computer. You can enable the Tu ...

CCE-36008-1
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-36559-3
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-36840-7
Configure use of passwords for operating system drives This policy setting specifies the constraints for passwords used to unlock BitLocker-protected operating system drives. If non-TPM protectors are allowed on operating system drives, you can provision a password, enforce complexity requirements ...

CCE-36853-0
Use enhanced Boot Configuration Data validation profile This policy setting allows you to choose specific Boot Configuration Data (BCD) settings to verify during platform validation. If you enable this policy setting, you will be able to add additional settings, remove the default settings, or b ...

CCE-36858-9
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-36146-9
Windows Firewall: Domain: Outbound connections This setting determines the behavior for outbound connections that do not match an outbound firewall rule. In Windows Vista, the default behavior is to allow connections unless there are firewall rules that block the connection.

CCE-37020-5
Configure use of hardware-based encryption for fixed data drives This policy setting allows you to manage BitLocker?s use of hardware-based encryption on fixed data drives and specify which encryption algorithms it can use with hardware-based encryption. Using hardware-based encryption can improve ...

CCE-36836-5
Configure TPM platform validation profile for native UEFI firmware configurations This policy setting allows you to configure how the computer's Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security hardware secures the BitLocker encryption key. This policy setting does not apply if the computer does not have a c ...

CCE-36351-5
MSS: (SafeDllSearchMode) Enable Safe DLL search mode (recommended) The registry value entry SafeDllSearchMode was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (SafeDllSearchMode) Enable Safe DLL searc ...

CCE-38095-6
Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonymously This policy setting determines which network shares can be accessed by anonymous users. The default configuration for this policy setting has little effect because all users have to be authenticated before they can access shared resources on t ...

CCE-36092-5
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-35818-4
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-37603-8
Choose how BitLocker-protected operating system drives can be recovered This policy setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected operating system drives are recovered in the absence of the required startup key information. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. The ' ...

CCE-37972-7
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-37701-0
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-37166-6
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-37131-0
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-36880-3
MSS: (WarningLevel) Percentage threshold for the security event log at which the system will generate a warning The registry value entry WarningLevel was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS ...

CCE-35907-5
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-36057-8
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-38225-9
Turn off Windows Location Provider This policy setting turns off the Windows Location Provider feature for this computer. If you enable this policy setting, the Windows Location Provider feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer will not be able to use the Windows Loc ...

CCE-37073-4
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-37954-5
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-38332-3
Windows Firewall: Private: Outbound connections This setting determines the behavior for outbound connections that do not match an outbound firewall rule. The default behavior is to allow connections unless there are firewall rules that block the connection. Important If you set Outbound connect ...

CCE-37064-3
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-36849-8
Prevent memory overwrite on restart This policy setting controls computer restart performance at the risk of exposing BitLocker secrets. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. BitLocker secrets include key material used to encrypt data. This policy setting applies only when BitL ...

CCE-37438-9
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-38341-4
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-36850-6
Provide the unique identifiers for your organization This policy setting allows you to associate unique organizational identifiers to a new drive that is enabled with BitLocker. These identifiers are stored as the identification field and allowed identification field. The identification field allow ...

CCE-36173-3
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-38047-7
Network Security: Allow PKU2U authentication requests to this computer to use online identities Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 introduce an extension to the Negotiate authentication package, Spnego.dll. In previous versions of Windows, Negotiate decides whether to use Kerberos or NTLM for aut ...

CCE-36534-6
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-37028-8
Do not process the legacy run list This policy setting causes the run list, which is a list of programs that Windows runs automatically when it starts, to be ignored. The customized run lists for Windows Vista are stored in the registry at the following locations: - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Micr ...

CCE-38354-7
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-36325-9
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-37553-5
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-36284-8
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-36347-3
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-37170-8
Allow Secure Boot for integrity validation This policy setting allows you to configure whether Secure Boot will be allowed as the platform integrity provider for BitLocker operating system drives. Secure Boot ensures that the PC's pre-boot environment only loads firmware that is digitally signed ...

CCE-37072-6
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-35920-8
Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (On Battery) Dictates whether or not Windows is allowed to use standby states when sleeping the computer. When this policy is enabled, Windows may use standby states to sleep the computer. If this policy is disabled, the only sleep state a compute ...

CCE-37762-2
Choose how BitLocker-protected fixed drives can be recovered This policy setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected fixed data drives are recovered in the absence of the required credentials. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. The 'Allow data recovery agent' ch ...

CCE-36819-1
Configure TPM platform validation profile for BIOS-based firmware configurations This policy setting allows you to configure how the computer's Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security hardware secures the BitLocker encryption key. This policy setting does not apply if the computer does not have a co ...

CCE-36262-4
Audit: Audit the use of Backup and Restore privilege This policy setting determines whether to audit the use of all user privileges, including Backup and Restore, when the Audit privilege use setting is in effect. If you enable both policies, an audit event will be generated for every file that is ...

CCE-37993-3
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-37024-7
Enable use of BitLocker authentication requiring preboot keyboard input on slates This policy setting allows users to enable authentication options that require user input from the pre-boot environment even if the platform indicates lack of pre-boot input capability. The Windows on-screen touch ...

CCE-37179-9
Allow all trusted apps to install This policy setting allows you to manage the installation of app packages that do not originate from the Windows Store. If you enable this policy setting, you can install any trusted app package. A trusted app package is one that is signed with a certificate cha ...

CCE-38328-1
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-36863-9
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-36160-0
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-37695-4
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-36512-2
Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation By default, all administrator accounts are displayed when you attempt to elevate a running application.

CCE-36316-8
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-36876-1
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-38065-9
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-37090-8
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.

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