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oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28249
Disabling data execution prevention can allow certain legacy plug-in applications to function without terminating Explorer. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer!Turn off Data Execution Prevention for Explorer (2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\So ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22801
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 connections to Block and then deploy the firewall policy ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28111
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 Allow certificate-based data recovery agent check box is used to specify whe ...

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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 default configuration strengthens the DACL, because it allows users who are not administrators to r ...

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This policy setting specifies whether to allow this client to download print driver packages over HTTP. To set up HTTP printing, non-inbox drivers need to be downloaded over HTTP. Note: This policy setting does not prevent the client from printing to printers on the Intranet or the Internet over H ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28335
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 Service Pack 3 (SP3), or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) operating systems. If this policy ...

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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 of app updates is turned on. If you don't con ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28216
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 check box is used to specify whether a data recovery agent can be us ...

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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. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settin ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27190
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 computer may enter is hibernate. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\ ...

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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: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) in the S ...

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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 Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX). Because Windows is case ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28398
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 computer may enter is hibernate. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\ ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27188
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 drive when the computer is started. ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27296
This policy setting controls whether Windows will download a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings!Setting controls whether Windows ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28138
This policy setting specifies whether Windows should download a list of providers for the web publishing and online ordering wizards. These wizards allow users to select from a list of companies that provide services such as online storage and photographic printing. By default, Windows displays pro ...

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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 when you turn on BitLocker. If you en ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28496
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 Location Provider feature. If yo ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28375
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 authentication. The extension SSP for Negotiate, Negoexts, which is treated as an authentication pro ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23074
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 contact a domain controller to unlock a computer. If you enable this setting, a domain c ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27676
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 disable or do not confi ...

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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 connections to Block and then deploy the firewall policy ...

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This policy setting ignores the customized run list. You can create a customized list of additional programs and documents that the system starts automatically when it runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, and Windows 2000 Professional. These programs are added to the standard run list of ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28507
This policy setting specifies whether to allow printing over HTTP from this client. Printing over HTTP allows a client to print to printers on the intranet as well as the Internet. Note: This policy setting affects the client side of Internet printing only. It does not prevent this computer from a ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27659
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 on the password, and configure a minimum length for the ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27663
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 BitLocker protection is enabled. If you ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27784
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-protected will be mounted as read-only. If the drive is protected by BitLock ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27783
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 configure a minimum length for the password. For ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27662
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. If you enable this policy setting, standard users will not be ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23061
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. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options!Allow NTLM to fall back to NULL session when used with LocalS ...

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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 turn on BitLocker. Note: Only one of the additi ...

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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 allows you to associate a unique organizational identifier ...

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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 both. If you disable this policy setting, the computer will ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27669
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 packets are sent in milliseconds (300,000 is recommended) in the SCE. This ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27548
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 governs whether an administrator is prompted befo ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27427
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 domain password?every time that they use a key, then it will be more difficult ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27780
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 access to the drive. You can require a smart card authenti ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27661
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 drives that are not BitLocker-protected will be mounted as read-on ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27660
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 minimum length. For the complexity requirement setting t ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23052
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 when entering the list is a line feed or carriage return, that ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27658
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 can improve performance of drive operations that involve frequent readin ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27657
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 compatible TPM or if BitLocker has already been turned on with TPM protecti ...

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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 compatible TPM or if BitLocker has already been turned on with TPM protecti ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27770
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\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run - H ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27401
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 backed up or restored. If the Audit: Audit the use of ...

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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. Choose Allow users to apply BitLocker protectio ...

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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 performance of drive operations that involve frequent reading or w ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27523
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 improve performance of drive operations that involve frequent reading ...

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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 is started following BitLocker recovery. If you disable th ...

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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 keyboard (such as used by slates) is not available in the pre-boot environment where ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27475
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 enable this policy setting, DEP for HTML Help Executable will be ...

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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 that otherwise would be halted due to ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:28310
This policy setting turns off the location feature for this computer. If you enable this policy setting, the location feature is turned off, and all programs on this computer are prevented from using location information from the location feature. If you disable or do not configure ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27578
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. This policy setting controls whether the computer can ...

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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. This policy setting allows you to disable the client computer?s ability to print over HTTP, which allows the computer t ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27330
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 account, or connect a domain account t ...

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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 the server. Note: It can be very dangerous to add other s ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27444
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 agent check box is used to specify whether a data recovery agent can b ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27688
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 access to the drive. You can require a smart card authenti ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:27851
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 chain that can be successfully validated ...

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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 by authorized software publishers. S ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23002
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, the hibernation file (Hiberfil.sys) is z ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22999
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: (WarningLevel) Percentage threshold for the security event log at which the system will generate a warning in t ...

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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 determine the IP route that a datagram should follow through the network. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Config ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22745
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 search mode (recommended) in the SCE. The DLL search order can be config ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22798
This policy setting allows you to turn off the Autoplay feature. Autoplay begins reading from a drive as soon as you insert media in the drive. As a result, the setup file of programs and the music on audio media start immediately. Prior to Windows XP SP2, Autoplay is disabled ...

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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 this policy setting, the Microsoft network client will use signing only if ...

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This subcategory reports each event of security group management, such as when a security group is created, changed, or deleted or when a member is added to or removed from a security group. If you enable this Audit policy setting, administrators can track events to detect malicious, accidental, and ...

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This subcategory reports when an AD DS object is accessed. Only objects with SACLs cause audit events to be generated, and only when they are accessed in a manner that matches their SACL. These events are similar to the directory service access events in previous versions of Windows Server. This sub ...

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This policy setting determines whether the operating system stores passwords in a way that uses reversible encryption, which provides support for application protocols that require knowledge of the user's password for authentication purposes. Passwords that are stored with reversible encryp ...

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This subcategory reports when connections are allowed or blocked by WFP. These events can be high in volume. Events for this subcategory include: ? 5031: The Windows Firewall Service blocked an application from accepting incoming connections on the network. ? 5154: The Windows Filtering Platform has ...

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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 this policy setting unless there is a strong business case to enable it. If this ...

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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 auditable events from occurring if the audit system is unable to log them. ...

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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 collecting account names visually from t ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22804
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, but it is called Network access: Remotely accessib ...

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This subcategory reports when a user account or service uses a sensitive privilege. A sensitive privilege includes the following user rights: Act as part of the operating system, Back up files and directories, Create a token object, Debug programs, Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted fo ...

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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 when a computer suspends an inactive SMB session. If client activity resumes, the ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22920
If the Password protect the screen saver setting is enabled, then all screen savers are password protected, if it is disabled then password protection cannot be set on any screen saver. If this setting is enabled, then all screen savers are password protected. Fix: (1) GPO: User Configuration\Admi ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22808
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 increases security, most public Web sites that are secured with TLS or SSL do not support th ...

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Audit Policy: Privilege Use: Other Privilege Use Events This subcategory is not used. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Advanced Audit Policy Configuration\Audit Policies\Privilege Use!Audit Policy: Privilege Use: Other Privilege Use Events (2) REG: NO REGI ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22806
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 desktop), assigned to the computer (instal ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22914
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 passwords, but the default settin ...

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This setting controls whether local administrators are allowed to create local firewall rules that apply together with firewall rules configured by Group Policy. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall with Advanced Security\Windows Firewall with Ad ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22916
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 administration tools. In Active Directory domains, th ...

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This subcategory reports changes to objects in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The types of changes that are reported are create, modify, move, and undelete operations that are performed on an object. DS Change auditing, where appropriate, indicates the old and new values of the changed pr ...

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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) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes in the SCE. Internet Control M ...

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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 Services client disconnects from any server ...

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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 setting the Store application will offer updates to the latest version ...

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This subcategory reports the results of Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol and Authenticated Internet Protocol (AuthIP) during Main Mode negotiations. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4646: IKE DoS-prevention mode started. ? 4650: An IPsec Main Mode security association was established. Exte ...

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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 you disable or do not configure this policy setting and a log file reaches i ...

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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 increments. If you disable or do not configure th ...

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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 anonymously settings. This policy setting controls null session access to sh ...

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This subcategory reports when a handle to an object is opened or closed. Only objects with SACLs cause these events to be generated, and only if the attempted handle operation matches the SACL. Handle Manipulation events are only generated for object types where the corresponding Object Access subca ...

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This subcategory reports when a user's account is locked out as a result of too many failed logon attempts. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4625: An account failed to log on. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows ...

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This subcategory reports other account management events. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4782: The password hash an account was accessed. ? 4793: The Password Policy Checking API was called. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security events in Windows Vista and in ...

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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 typically require a Microsoft account to si ...

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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 increments. If you disable or do not configure th ...

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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. - Enabled: UIA programs, including Windows Remote Assistance, automatically disable the secure desktop for elevati ...

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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 if a domain controller cannot be contacted. This policy setting determines the number of unique use ...

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This subcategory reports changes in policy rules used by the Microsoft Protection Service (MPSSVC.exe). This service is used by Windows Firewall and by Microsoft OneCare. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4944: The following policy was active when the Windows Firewall started. ? 4945: A rule wa ...

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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 recommended) in the Security Configuration Editor. This settin ...

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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 Directory do not yet contain settings for managing the new auditing subcategories. To properly apply the auditing po ...

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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 server agrees to sign SMB packets. In mixed environments with legacy ...

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This subcategory reports the addition and removal of objects from WFP, including startup filters. These events can be very high in volume. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4709: IPsec Services was started. ? 4710: IPsec Services was disabled. ? 4711: May contain any one of the following: - ...

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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-time application data to %ProgramFiles%, %Windir%, %Windir%\system32, or HKLM\Software. Th ...

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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 names on the workstations in your environment. This policy setting al ...

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This subcategory reports when a user logs off from the system. These events occur on the accessed computer. For interactive logons, the generation of these events occurs on the computer that is logged on to. If a network logon takes place to access a share, these events generate on the computer that ...

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This subcategory reports when a special logon is used. A special logon is a logon that has administrator-equivalent privileges and can be used to elevate a process to a higher level. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4964 : Special groups have been assigned to a new logon. Refer to the Microso ...

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This subcategory reports other object access-related events such as Task Scheduler jobs and COM+ objects. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4671: An application attempted to access a blocked ordinal through the TBS. ? 4691: Indirect access to an object was requested. ? 4698: A scheduled task wa ...

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This subcategory reports when Certification Services operations are performed. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4868: The certificate manager denied a pending certificate request. ? 4869: Certificate Services received a resubmitted certificate request. ? 4870: Certificate Services revoked a ce ...

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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 this policy setting, the domain member can change its compu ...

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If the Screen Saver Timeout setting is enabled, then the screen saver will be launched when the specified amount of time has passed since the last user action. Valid values range from 1 to 89,400 seconds (24 hours). The setting has no effect if the wait time is set to zero or no screen saver has bee ...

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This policy setting directs Windows Installer to use elevated permissions when it installs any program on the system. If you enable this policy setting, privileges are extended to all programs. These privileges are usually reserved for programs that have been assigned to the user (offered on the de ...

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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. Fix: (1) GPO: (2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings!A ...

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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 stronger Microsoft Windows NT? hash. Note Older operating systems and some third ...

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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 once the next time the client comput ...

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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 with the SMB service will be forcibly disconnected when the client?s log ...

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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 operation that requires elevation of privilege will prompt the user to approve the opera ...

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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. This setting determines the behavior for inbound connections that do not match an inbound fi ...

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This subcategory reports when packets are dropped by Windows Filtering Platform (WFP). These events can be very high in volume. Events for this subcategory include: ? 5152: The Windows Filtering Platform blocked a packet. ? 5153: A more restrictive Windows Filtering Platform filter has blocked a pac ...

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This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not screen savers run. If the Screen Saver setting is disabled screen savers do not run and the screen saver section of the Screen Saver tab in Display in Control Panel is disabled. If this setting is enabled a screen saver will run if the followin ...

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This policy setting determines what happens when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader. This policy setting determines what happens when the smart card for a logged on user is removed from the smart card reader. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Sett ...

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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 for the same resource. The Guest only option allows you to tre ...

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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 a wide range of functionality including g ...

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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 as MSS: (PerformRouterDiscovery) Allow IRDP to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses (could lead to Do ...

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This subcategory reports each event of application group management on a computer, such as when an application group is created, changed, or deleted or when a member is added to or removed from an application group. If you enable this Audit policy setting, administrators can track events to detect m ...

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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 failed logon attempts that causes the machine to be locke ...

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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. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall wi ...

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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. The setting does not modify how the authentication sequence works but instead require certai ...

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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 setting is 0 days. This p ...

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Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings!Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep. (2 ...

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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 network share names on the workstations in your environment. The Network access: Do ...

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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 who captures the data as it traverses the network. Microsoft recomme ...

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This subcategory reports when a file share is accessed. By itself, this policy setting will not cause auditing of any events. It determines whether to audit the event of a user who accesses a file share object that has a specified system access control list (SACL), effectively enabling auditing to t ...

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This policy setting specifies whether Search Companion should automatically download content updates during local and Internet searches. This policy setting specifies whether Search Companion should automatically download content updates during local and Internet searches. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer ...

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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 appears as MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS ser ...

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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. This policy setting specifies whether the tasks Publish this file to the Web, Publish ...

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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. If you disable or do not configure this policy se ...

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This subcategory reports changes in authentication policy. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4706: A new trust was created to a domain. ? 4707: A trust to a domain was removed. ? 4713: Kerberos policy was changed. ? 4716: Trusted domain information was modified. ? 4717: System security access w ...

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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 setting the Store application will offer updates to the latest version ...

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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: (Hidden) Hide Computer From the Browse List (not recommended except for highly secure environments) in the SCE. ...

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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 access of global system objects setting is enabled, ...

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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 3 (SP3), or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) operating systems. If this policy sett ...

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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 full name that exceed tw ...

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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 blank passwords will not be able to log on to the network from remote clien ...

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This policy setting ignores customized run-once lists. You can create a customized list of additional programs and documents that are started automatically the next time the system starts (but not thereafter). These programs are added to the standard list of programs and services that the system st ...

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This subcategory reports the creation of a process and the name of the program or user that created it. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4688: A new process has been created. ? 4696: A primary token was assigned to process. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security ...

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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 typically require a Microsoft account to si ...

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This subcategory reports the loading of extension code such as authentication packages by the security subsystem. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4610: An authentication package has been loaded by the Local Security Authority. ? 4611: A trusted logon process has been registered with the Local ...

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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 Server 2008 R2. This policy setting allows Local System services that us ...

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This subcategory reports when a process terminates. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4689: A process has exited. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008? for the most recent information about this setting: http:/ ...

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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 are limited to the following: - ?\Program Files\, including subfolders - ?\Windows\system32\ - ? ...

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By default, all administrator accounts are displayed when you attempt to elevate a running application. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Credential User Interface!Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation (2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mic ...

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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 shared they are left vulne ...

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This subcategory reports on the activities of the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) driver. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4960: IPsec dropped an inbound packet that failed an integrity check. If this problem persists, it could indicate a network issue or that packets are being modified in ...

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Controls whether a user can save passwords using Remote Desktop Connection. If you enable this setting the credential saving checkbox in Remote Desktop Connection will be disabled and users will no longer be able to save passwords. When a user opens an RDP file using Remote Desktop Connection and s ...

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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 appears as MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions) How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 recommended, 5 i ...

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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: Remotely accessible registry paths, the setting with that same na ...

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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 the password in the Remote Desktop Connecti ...

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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 policy setting is enabled and no one is logged on interactively ...

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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 Stored User Names and Passwords feature of Windows does not store passwords and credentials. ...

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Antivirus programs are mandatory in many environments and provide a strong defense against attack. The Notify antivirus programs when opening attachments setting allows you to manage how registered antivirus programs are notified. When enabled, this policy setting configures Windows to call the reg ...

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This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger can collect anonymous information about how the Windows Messenger software and service is used. This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger can collect anonymous information about how the Windows Messenger software and service is u ...

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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 Assistance. If you disable this policy ...

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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 IPSec exemptions for various types of network traffic in the SCE. The default exemptions to ...

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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 on to Windows unless they use a smart card for ...

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This subcategory reports each event of distribution group management, such as when a distribution group is created, changed, or deleted or when a member is added to or removed from a distribution group. If you enable this Audit policy setting, administrators can track events to detect malicious, acc ...

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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) cannot process authentication information supplied in t ...

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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 messaging programs to allow connections to this ...

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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 DEL command). - AllowAllPaths. Allows access to all files and folders on the c ...

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This policy setting allows you to remove CD Burning features. File Explorer allows you to create and modify re-writable CDs if you have a CD writer connected to your PC. If you enable this policy setting, all features in the File Explorer that allow you to use your CD writer are removed. If you di ...

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This policy setting allows you to manage configuration of remote access to all supported shells to execute scripts and commands. This policy setting allows you to manage configuration of remote access to all supported shells to execute scripts and commands. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Ad ...

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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 Microsoft Windows 2000 or later, ...

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This subcategory reports when applications attempt to generate audit events by using the Windows auditing application programming interfaces (APIs). Events for this subcategory include: ? 4665: An attempt was made to create an application client context. ? 4666: An application attempted an operation ...

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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. The setting does not modify how the authentication sequence works but instead require certai ...

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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 Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) has no ...

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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 administrator privileges. This policy setting determines who ...

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This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger collects anonymous information about how Windows Messenger software and service is used. With the Customer Experience Improvement program, users can allow Microsoft to collect anonymous information about how the product is used. This informati ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23016
The registry value entry TCPMaxDataRetransmissions for IPv6 was added to the template file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ registry key. The entry appears as MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions) IPv6 How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 re ...

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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 controllers in the domain must be able to encrypt secure channel da ...

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This subcategory reports on other system events. Events for this subcategory include: ? 5024 : The Windows Firewall Service has started successfully. ? 5025 : The Windows Firewall Service has been stopped. ? 5027 : The Windows Firewall Service was unable to retrieve the security policy from the loca ...

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This subcategory reports changes in security state of the system, such as when the security subsystem starts and stops. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4608: Windows is starting up. ? 4609: Windows is shutting down. ? 4616: The system time was changed. ? 4621: Administrator recovered system f ...

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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 possibility of such an event, only administrators should be a ...

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This subcategory reports other types of security policy changes such as configuration of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) or cryptographic providers. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4909: The local policy settings for the TBS were changed. ? 4910: The group policy settings for the TBS were c ...

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This subcategory reports each event of user account management, such as when a user account is created, changed, or deleted; a user account is renamed, disabled, or enabled; or a password is set or changed. If you enable this Audit policy setting, administrators can track events to detect malicious, ...

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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 encrypted requests. If the status is ...

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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 enumerate the names of domain accounts and network shares. An unauthorized ...

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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 you disable or do not configure this policy setting and a log file reaches i ...

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This subcategory reports when a user attempts to log on to the system. These events occur on the accessed computer. For interactive logons, the generation of these events occurs on the computer that is logged on to. If a network logon takes place to access a share, these events generate on the compu ...

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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 desktop regardless of prompt behavior policy settings for administrators an ...

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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. This policy setting allows the administrator account to ...

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This subcategory reports when kernel objects such as processes and mutexes are accessed. Only kernel objects with SACLs cause audit events to be generated, and only when they are accessed in a manner matching their SACL. Typically kernel objects are only given SACLs if the AuditBaseObjects or AuditB ...

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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 Mode is enabled. This policy must be enabled and related UAC policy ...

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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. This policy setting determines if the server side SMB service is r ...

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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 installation, failures during application runtime, and drivers bloc ...

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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. This policy setting determines how far in advance users are warned ...

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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 administrative user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the oper ...

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This subcategory reports the events that occur in response to credentials submitted for a user account logon request that do not relate to credential validation or Kerberos tickets. These events occur on the computer that is authoritative for the credentials. For domain accounts, the domain controll ...

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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 elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administrative user name and ...

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Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings!Specifies whether or not the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from sleep. (2 ...

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This subcategory reports other logon/logoff-related events, such as Terminal Services session disconnects and reconnects, using RunAs to run processes under a different account, and locking and unlocking a workstation. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4649: A replay attack was detected. ? 4778 ...

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This subcategory reports the results of IKE protocol and AuthIP during Quick Mode negotiations. ? 4654: An IPsec Quick Mode negotiation failed. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4977: During Quick Mode negotiation, IPsec received an invalid negotiation packet. If this problem persists, it could ...

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This subcategory reports when SAM objects are accessed. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008? for the most recent information about this setting: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/947226. Fix: (1) GPO: C ...

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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 policy setting to restrict the ability to shut down the computer to ...

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This subcategory reports on violations of integrity of the security subsystem. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4612 : Internal resources allocated for the queuing of audit messages have been exhausted, leading to the loss of some audits. ? 4615 : Invalid use of LPC port. ? 4618 : A monitored ...

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This subcategory reports changes in authorization policy including permissions (DACL) changes. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4704: A user right was assigned. ? 4705: A user right was removed. ? 4706: A new trust was created to a domain. ? 4707: A trust to a domain was removed. ? 4714: Encry ...

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This subcategory reports the results of validation tests on credentials submitted for a user account logon request. These events occur on the computer that is authoritative for the credentials. For domain accounts, the domain controller is authoritative, whereas for local accounts, the local compute ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22762
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 you disable or do not configure this policy setting and a log file reaches i ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22761
This subcategory reports when registry objects are accessed. Only registry objects with SACLs cause audit events to be generated, and only when they are accessed in a manner matching their SACL. By itself, this policy setting will not cause auditing of any events. It determines whether to audit the ...

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This subcategory reports when file system objects are accessed. Only file system objects with SACLs cause audit events to be generated, and only when they are accessed in a manner matching their SACL. By itself, this policy setting will not cause auditing of any events. It determines whether to audi ...

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This subcategory reports detailed information about the information replicating between domain controllers. These events can be very high in volume. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4928: An Active Directory replica source naming context was established. ? 4929 : An Active Directory replica so ...

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This subcategory reports each event of computer account management, such as when a computer account is created, changed, deleted, renamed, disabled, or enabled. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4741: A computer account was created. ? 4742: A computer account was changed. ? 4743: A computer acc ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22867
This subcategory reports when replication between two domain controllers begins and ends. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4932: Synchronization of a replica of an Active Directory naming context has begun. ? 4933: Synchronization of a replica of an Active Directory naming context has ended. ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22987
This subcategory reports encrypt or decrypt calls into the data protections application interface (DPAPI). DPAPI is used to protect secret information such as stored password and key information. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4692: Backup of data protection master key was attempted. ? 4693: ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22866
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 connection will be allowed without a signature if the Microsoft network server: Di ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22984
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 entry appears as MSS: (ScreenSaverGracePeriod) The time in seconds before the screen saver grace period expires (0 ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22752
This subcategory reports remote procedure call (RPC) connection events. Events for this subcategory include: ? 5712: A Remote Procedure Call (RPC) was attempted. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article ?Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008? for the most re ...

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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 increments. If you disable or do not configure th ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22750
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. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall wi ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22871
This subcategory reports the results of AuthIP during Extended Mode negotiations. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4978: During Extended Mode negotiation, IPsec received an invalid negotiation packet. If this problem persists, it could indicate a network issue or an attempt to modify or replay ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22799
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 run by adding certificates to the Trusted Publishers certificate store on local ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22797
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 elevation without requiring consent or credentials. Note: Use this option only in the most constraine ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22796
This subcategory reports when a user account or service uses a non-sensitive privilege. A non-sensitive privilege includes the following user rights: Access Credential Manager as a trusted caller, Access this computer from the network, Add workstations to domain, Adjust memory quotas for a process, ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22870
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 via group policy because domain c ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22815
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 accounts. Accounts can ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22845
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 a computer. Instead, file sharing should be acc ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22830
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, users, or computers. This poli ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22840
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 application to use without trigge ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23058
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 can set valid security principa ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23028
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 user right in the SCM ent ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23019
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 as a batch job user right o ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22763
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 assigned this user ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22794
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 run under other users ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22932
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 requests. Therefore, Microsoft recom ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22921
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 privilege. When configu ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22809
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 be groups, users, or c ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22911
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 local or located in Activ ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22740
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 misuse of system resources ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22843
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 events reflect the new time ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22728
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 System, Local Service, or N ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23066
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 in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23027
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 a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23001
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) attack. When configuring a user ri ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22898
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 right in the SCM enter a comma ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22897
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, they can be groups, users, or comput ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22896
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 like a shortcut or .lnk fi ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22887
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 be able to convince a client to connect?for ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22774
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 user right in the SCM enter a comma ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22744
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 Directory, they can be groups, users, ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22993
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 accounts. Accounts can be ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22751
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 SCM enter a comma deli ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22975
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 (COM+). When configuring a user right i ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22970
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 operating system but might be r ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22942
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 drivers in Windows Vista. When ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23062
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 that would result in a denial of servic ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23042
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 programming interface (API). Otherwise, t ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23022
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 Services or IIS also require ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22883
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 will be able to log o ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22872
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 assign it this user right through Group Policy. ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22990
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 or located in Active Directory, they c ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22791
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 System Monitor is configured ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22790
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 enter a comma delimited l ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22894
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 crack passwords, the ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22940
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 setting is configured to 0, lo ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22954
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 for the Account lockout duration setti ...

oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23064
This subcategory reports generated by Kerberos ticket request processes on the domain controller that is authoritative for the domain account. Events for this subcategory include: ? 4769: A Kerberos service ticket was requested. ? 4770: A Kerberos service ticket was renewed. ? 4773: A Kerberos servi ...

CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2012::r2
CCE    266
CCE-36146-9
CCE-36846-4
CCE-37020-5
CCE-38075-8
...
*XCCDF
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_PCI_3_2_Windows_Server_2012_R2

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