User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40235||Date: (C)2017-04-25 (M)2018-07-10|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
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.
The options are:
- Enabled: (Default) Application write failures are redirected at run time to defined user locations for both the file system and registry.
- Disabled: Applications that write data to protected locations fail.
This setting reduces vulnerabilities by ensuring that legacy applications only write data to permitted locations.
Enable the User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations setting.
None. This is the default configuration.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations
(2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System!EnableVirtualization
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016|