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Platform: win2016Date: (C)2017-08-03   (M)2019-05-13

"Access this computer from the network" This policy setting determines which users can connect to the computer from the network. This capability is required by a number of network protocols, including Server Message Block (SMB)-based protocols, NetBIOS, Common Internet File System (CIFS), and Component Object Model Plus (COM+). Users, computers, and service accounts gain or lose the Access this computer from network user right by being explicitly or implicitly added or removed from a security group that has been granted this user right. For example, a user account or a computer account may be explicitly added to a custom security group or a built-in security group by an administrator, or it may be implicitly added by the operating system to a computed security group such as Domain Users, Authenticated Users, or Enterprise Domain Controllers. By default, user accounts and computer accounts are granted the Access this computer from network user right when computed groups such as Authenticated Users, and for domain controllers, the Enterprise Domain Controllers group, are defined in the default domain controllers Group Policy Object (GPO). 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. Vulnerability: Users who can connect from their computer to the network can access resources on target computers for which they have permission. For example, the Access this computer from the network user right is required for users to connect to shared printers and folders. If this user right is assigned to the Everyone group, anyone in the group can read the files in those shared folders. This situation is unlikely because the groups created by a default installation of Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows 7 do not include the Everyone group. However, if a computer is upgraded and the original computer includes the Everyone group as part of its defined users and groups, that group is transitioned as part of the upgrade process and is present on the computer. Counter Measure: Restrict the Access this computer from the network user right to only those users who require access to the server. For example, if you configure this policy setting to the Administrators and Users groups, users who log on to the domain will be able to access resources shared from servers in the domain if members of the Domain Users group are included in the local Users group. Note: If you are using IPsec to help secure network communications in your organization, ensure that a group that includes computer accounts is given this right. This right is required for successful computer authentication. Assigning this right to Authenticated Users or Domain Computers meets this requirement. Potential Impact: If you remove the Access this computer from the network user right on domain controllers for all users, no one will be able to log on to the domain or use network resources. If you remove this user right on member servers, users will not be able to connect to those servers through the network. Successful negotiation of IPsec connections requires that the initiating machine has this right, therefor Microsoft recommends that it is assigned to the Users group.If you have installed optional components such as ASP.NET or Internet Information Services (IIS), you may need to assign this user right to additional accounts that are required by those components. It is important to verify that authorized users are assigned this user right for the computers they need to access the network.


Technical Mechanism: Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment (2) REG: No Registry Info


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SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:org.secpod.oval:def:40278

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