Windows 10 (and later) settings to protect devices using Intune

Microsoft Intune includes many settings to help protect your devices. This article describes all the settings you can enable and configure in Windows 10 and newer devices. These settings are created in an endpoint protection configuration profile in Intune to control security, including BitLocker and Microsoft Defender.

To configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus, see Windows 10 device restrictions.

Before you begin

Create an endpoint protection device configuration profile.

For more information about configuration service providers (CSPs), see Configuration service provider reference.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard

While using Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender Application Guard protects your environment from sites that aren't trusted by your organization. When users visit sites that aren’t listed in your isolated network boundary, the sites open in a Hyper-V virtual browsing session. Trusted sites are defined by a network boundary, which are configured in Device Configuration.

Application Guard is only available for Windows 10 (64-bit) devices. Using this profile installs a Win32 component to activate Application Guard.

  • Application Guard
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/AllowWindowsDefenderApplicationGuard

    • Enabled for Edge - Turns on this feature, which opens untrusted sites in a Hyper-V virtualized browsing container.
    • Not configured - Any site (trusted and untrusted) can open on the device.
  • Clipboard behavior
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/ClipboardSettings

    Choose what copy and paste actions are allowed between the local PC and the Application Guard virtual browser.

    • Not configured
    • Allow copy and paste from PC to browser only
    • Allow copy and paste from browser to PC only
    • Allow copy and paste between PC and browser
    • Block copy and paste between PC and browser
  • Clipboard content
    This setting is available only when Clipboard behavior is set to one of the allow settings.
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/ClipboardFileType

    Select the allowed clipboard content.

    • Not configured
    • Text
    • Images
    • Text and images
  • External content on enterprise sites
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/BlockNonEnterpriseContent

    • Block - Block content from unapproved websites from loading.
    • Not configured - Non-enterprise sites can open on the device.
  • Print from virtual browser
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/PrintingSettings

    • Allow - Allows the printing of selected content from the virtual browser.
    • Not configured Disable all print features.

    When you Allow printing, you then can configure the following setting:

    • Printing type(s) Select one or more of the following options:
      • PDF
      • XPS
      • Local printers
      • Network printers
  • Collect logs
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Audit/AuditApplicationGuard

    • Allow - Collect logs for events that occur within an Application Guard browsing session.
    • Not configured - Don't collect any logs within the browsing session.
  • Retain user-generated browser data
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/AllowPersistence

    • Allow Save user data (such as passwords, favorites, and cookies) that's created during an Application Guard virtual browsing session.
    • Not configured Discard user-downloaded files and data when the device restarts, or when a user signs out.
  • Graphics acceleration
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/AllowVirtualGPU

    • Enable - Load graphic-intensive websites and video faster by getting access to a virtual graphics processing unit.
    • Not configured Use the device's CPU for graphics; Don't use the virtual graphics processing unit.
  • Download files to host file system
    Default: Not configured
    Application Guard CSP: Settings/SaveFilesToHost

    • Enable - Users can download files from the virtualized browser onto the host operating system.
    • Not configured - Keeps the files local on the device, and doesn't download files to the host file system.

Microsoft Defender Firewall

Global settings

These settings are applicable to all network types.

  • File Transfer Protocol
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/DisableStatefulFtp

    • Block - Disable stateful FTP.
    • Not configured - The firewall does stateful FTP filtering to allow secondary connections.
  • Security association idle time before deletion
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/SaIdleTime

    Specify an idle time in seconds, after which security associations are deleted.

  • Pre-shared key encoding
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/PresharedKeyEncoding

    • Enable - Encode presheared keys using UTF-8.
    • Not configured - Encode presheared keys using the local store value.
  • IPsec exemptions
    Default: 0 selected
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/IPsecExempt

    Select one or more of the following types of traffic to be exempt from IPsec:

    • Neighbor discover IPv6 ICMP type-codes
    • ICMP
    • Router discover IPv6 ICMP type-codes
    • Both IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP network traffic
  • Certificate revocation list verification
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/CRLcheck

    Choose how the device verifies the certificate revocation list. Options include:

    • Disable CRL verification
    • Fail CRL verification on revoked certificate only
    • Fail CRL verification on any error encountered.
  • Opportunistically match authentication set per keying module
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/OpportunisticallyMatchAuthSetPerKM

    • Enable Keying modules must ignore only the authentication suites that they don’t support.
    • Not configured, Keying modules must ignore the entire authentication set if they don't support all of the authentication suites specified in the set.
  • Packet queuing
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: MdmStore/Global/EnablePacketQueue

    Specify how software scaling on the receive side is enabled for the encrypted receive and clear text forward for the IPsec tunnel gateway scenario. This setting confirms the packet order is preserved. Options include:

    • Not configured
    • Disable all packet queuing
    • Queue inbound encrypted packets only
    • Queue packets after decryption is performed for forwarding only
    • Configure both inbound and outbound packets

Network settings

The following settings are each listed in this article a single time, but all apply to the three specific network types:

  • Domain (workplace) network
  • Private (discoverable) network
  • Public (non-discoverable) network

General settings

  • Microsoft Defender Firewall
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: EnableFirewall

    • Enable - Turn on the firewall, and advanced security.
    • Not configured Allows all network traffic, regardless of any other policy settings.
  • Stealth mode
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DisableStealthMode

    • Not configured
    • Block - Firewall is blocked from operating in stealth mode. Blocking stealth mode allows you to also block IPsec secured packet exemption.
    • Allow - The firewall operates in stealth mode, which helps prevent responses to probing requests.
  • IPsec secured packet exemption with Stealth Mode
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DisableStealthModeIpsecSecuredPacketExemption

    This option is ignored if Stealth mode is set to Block.

    • Not configured
    • Block - IPSec secured packets do not receive exemptions.
    • Allow - Enable exemptions. The firewall's stealth mode MUST NOT prevent the host computer from responding to unsolicited network traffic that is secured by IPsec.
  • Shielded
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: Shielded

    • Not configured
    • Block - When the Microsoft Defender Firewall is on and this setting is set to Block, all incoming traffic is blocked, regardless of other policy settings.
    • Allow - When set to Allow, this setting is turned off - and incoming traffic is allowed based on other policy settings.
  • Unicast responses to multicast broadcasts
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DisableUnicastResponsesToMulticastBroadcast

    Typically, you don't want to receive unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages. These responses can indicate a denial of service (DOS) attack, or an attacker trying to probe a known live computer.

    • Not configured
    • Block - Disable unicast responses to multicast broadcasts.
    • Allow - Allow unicast responses to multicast broadcasts.
  • Inbound notifications
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DisableInboundNotifications

    • Not configured
    • Block - Hide notifications to uses when an app is blocked from listening on a port.
    • Allow - Enables this setting, and may show a notification to users when an app is blocked from listening on a port.
  • Default action for outbound connections
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DefaultOutboundAction

    Configure the default action firewall performs on outbound connections. This setting will get applied to Windows version 1809 and above.

    • Not configured
    • Block - The default firewall action isn't run on outbound traffic unless it's explicitly specified not to block.
    • Allow - Default firewall actions run on outbound connections.
  • Default action for inbound connections
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: DefaultInboundAction

    • Not configured
    • Block - The default firewall action isn't run on inbound connections.
    • Allow - Default firewall actions run on inbound connections.

Rule merging

  • Authorized application Microsoft Defender Firewall rules from the local store
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: AuthAppsAllowUserPrefMerge

    • Not configured
    • Block - The authorized application firewall rules in the local store are ignored and not enforced.
    • Allow - Choose Enable Applies firewall rules in the local store so they're recognized and enforced.
  • Global port Microsoft Defender Firewall rules from the local store
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: GlobalPortsAllowUserPrefMerge

    • Not configured
    • Block - The global port firewall rules in the local store are ignored and not enforced.
    • Allow - Apply global port firewall rules in the local store to be recognized and enforced.
  • Microsoft Defender Firewall rules from the local store
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: AllowLocalPolicyMerge

    • Not configured
    • Block - Firewall rules from the local store are ignored and not enforced.
    • Allow - Apply firewall rules in the local store to be recognized and enforced.
  • IPsec rules from the local store
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: AllowLocalIpsecPolicyMerge

    • Not configured
    • Block - The connection security rules from the local store are ignored and not enforced, regardless of the schema version and connection security rule version.
    • Allow - Apply connection security rules from the local store, regardless of schema or connection security rule versions.

Firewall rules

You can Add one or more custom Firewall rules. For more information, see Add custom firewall rules for Windows 10 devices.

Custom Firewall rules support the following options:

General settings:

  • Name
    Default: No name

    Specify a friendly name for your rule. This name will appear in the list of rules to help you identify it.

  • Description
    Default: No description

    Provide a description of the rule.

  • Direction
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/Direction

    Specify if this rule applies to Inbound, or Outbound traffic. When set as Not configured, the rule automatically applies to Outbound traffic.

  • Action
    Default: Not configured
    Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/Action, and FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/Action/Type

    Select from Allow or Block. When set as Not configured, the rule defaults to allow traffic.

  • Network type
    Default: 0 selected
    Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/Profiles

    Select up to three types of network types to which this rule belongs. Options include Domain, Private, and Public. If no network types are selected, the rule applies to all three network types.

Application settings

  • Application(s)
    Default: All

    Control connections for an app or program. Select one of the following options, and then complete the additional configuration:

    • Package family name – Specify a package family name. To find the package family name, use the PowerShell command Get-AppxPackage.
      Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/App/PackageFamilyName

    • File path – You must specify a file path to an app on the client device, which can be an absolute path, or a relative path. For example: C:\Windows\System\Notepad.exe or %WINDIR%\Notepad.exe.
      Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/App/FilePath

    • Windows service – Specify the Windows service short name if it’s a service and not an application that sends or receives traffic. To find the service short name, use the PowerShell command Get-Service.
      Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/App/ServiceName

    • AllNo additional configuration is available.

IP address settings

Specify the local and remote addresses to which this rule applies.

  • Local addresses
    Default: Any address
    Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/LocalPortRanges

    Select Any address or Specified address.

    When you use Specified address, you add one or more addresses as a comma-separated list of local addresses that are covered by the rule. Valid tokens include:

    • Use an asterisk “*” for any local address. If you use an asterisk, it must be the only token you use.
    • To specify a subnet use either the subnet mask or network prefix notation. If neither a subnet mask nor a network prefix is specified, the subnet mask defaults to 255.255.255.255.
    • A valid IPv6 address.
    • An IPv4 address range in the format of "start address - end address" with no spaces included.
    • An IPv6 address range in the format of "start address - end address" with no spaces included.
  • Remote addresses
    Default: Any address
    Firewall CSP: FirewallRules/FirewallRuleName/RemoteAddressRanges

    Select Any address or Specified address.

    When you use Specified address, you add one or more addresses as a comma-separated list of remote addresses that are covered by the rule. Tokens aren't case-sensitive. Valid tokens include:

    • Use an asterisk “*” for any remote address. If you use an asterisk, it must be the only token you use.
    • "Defaultgateway"
    • "DHCP"
    • "DNS"
    • "WINS"
    • "Intranet" (supported on Windows versions 1809 and later)
    • "RmtIntranet" (supported on Windows versions 1809 and later)
    • "Internet" (supported on Windows versions 1809 and later)
    • "Ply2Renders" (supported on Windows versions 1809 and later)
    • "LocalSubnet" indicates any local address on the local subnet.
    • To specify a subnet use either the subnet mask or network prefix notation. If neither a subnet mask nor a network prefix is specified, the subnet mask defaults to 255.255.255.255.
    • A valid IPv6 address.
    • An IPv4 address range in the format of "start address - end address" with no spaces included.
    • An IPv6 address range in the format of "start address - end address" with no spaces included.

Port and protocol settings

Specify the local and remote ports to which this rule applies.

Advanced configuration

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen settings

Microsoft Edge must be installed on the device.

  • SmartScreen for apps and files
    Default: Not configured
    SmartScreen CSP: SmartScreen/EnableSmartScreenInShell

    • Not configured - Disables use of SmartScreen.
    • Enable - Enable Windows SmartScreen for file execution, and running apps. SmartScreen is a cloud-based anti-phishing and anti-malware component.
  • Unverified files execution
    Default: Not configured
    SmartScreen CSP: SmartScreen/PreventOverrideForFilesInShell

    • Not configured - Disables this feature, and allows end users to run files that haven't been verified.
    • Block - Prevent end users from running files that haven't been verified by Windows SmartScreen.

Windows Encryption

Windows Settings

  • Encrypt devices
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: RequireDeviceEncryption

    • Require - Prompt users to enable device encryption. Depending on the Windows edition and system configuration, users may be asked:
      • To confirm that encryption from another provider isn't enabled.
      • Be required to turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption, and then turn BitLocker back on.
    • Not configured

    If Windows encryption is turned on while another encryption method is active, the device might become unstable.

  • Encrypt storage card (mobile only)
    This setting only applies to Windows 10 mobile.
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: RequireStorageCardEncryption

    • Require to encrypt any removable storage cards used by the device.
    • Not configured - Don't require storage card encryption, and don't prompt the user to turn it on.

BitLocker base settings

Base settings are universal BitLocker settings for all types of data drives. These settings manage what drive encryption tasks or configuration options the end user can modify across all types of data drives.

  • Warning for other disk encryption
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption

    • Block - Disable the warning prompt if another disk encryption service is on the device.
    • Not configured - Allow the warning for other disk encryption to be shown.

    When set to Block, you can then configure the following setting:

    • Allow standard users to enable encryption during Azure AD Join
      This setting only applies to Azure Active Directory Joined (Azure ADJ) devices, and depends on the previous setting, Warning for other disk encryption.
      Default: Not configured
      BitLocker CSP: AllowStandardUserEncryption

      • Allow - Standard users (non-administrators) can enable BitLocker encryption when signed in.
      • Not configured only Administrators can enable BitLocker encryption on the device.
  • Configure encryption methods
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: EncryptionMethodByDriveType

    • Enable - Configure encryption algorithms for operating system, data, and removable drives.
    • Not configured - BitLocker uses XTS-AES 128 bit as the default encryption method, or uses the encryption method specified by any setup script.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following settings:

    • Encryption for operating system drives
      Default: XTS-AES 128-bit

      Choose the encryption method for operating system drives. We recommend you use the XTS-AES algorithm.

      • AES-CBC 128-bit
      • AES-CBC 256-bit
      • XTS-AES 128-bit
      • XTS-AES 256-bit
    • Encryption for fixed data-drives
      Default: AES-CBC 128-bit

      Choose the encryption method for fixed (built-in) data drives. We recommend you use the XTS-AES algorithm.

      • AES-CBC 128-bit
      • AES-CBC 256-bit
      • XTS-AES 128-bit
      • XTS-AES 256-bit
    • Encryption for removable data-drives
      Default: AES-CBC 128-bit

      Choose the encryption method for removable data drives. If the removable drive is used with devices that aren't running Windows 10, then we recommend you use the AES-CBC algorithm.

      • AES-CBC 128-bit
      • AES-CBC 256-bit
      • XTS-AES 128-bit
      • XTS-AES 256-bit

BitLocker OS drive settings

These settings apply specifically to operating system data drives.

  • Additional authentication at startup
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: SystemDrivesRequireStartupAuthentication

    • Require - Configure the authentication requirements for computer startup, including the use of Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
    • Not configured - Configure only basic options on devices with a TPM.

    When set to Require, you can configure the following settings:

    • BitLocker with non-compatible TPM chip
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Disable use of BitLocker when a device doesn't have a compatible TPM chip.
      • Not configured - Users can use BitLocker without a compatible TPM chip. BitLocker may require a password or a startup key.
    • Compatible TPM startup
      Default: Allow TPM

      Configure if TPM is allowed, required, or not allowed.

      • Allow TPM
      • Do not allow TPM
      • Require TPM
    • Compatible TPM startup PIN
      Default: Allow startup PIN with TPM

      Choose to allow, not allow, or require using a startup PIN with the TPM chip. Enabling a startup PIN requires interaction from the end user.

      • Allow startup PIN with TPM
      • Do not allow startup PIN with TPM
      • Require startup PIN with TPM
    • Compatible TPM startup key
      Default: Allow startup key with TPM

      Choose to allow, not allow, or require using a startup key with the TPM chip. Enabling a startup key requires interaction from the end user.

      • Allow startup key with TPM
      • Do not allow startup key with TPM
      • Require startup key with TPM
    • Compatible TPM startup key and PIN
      Default: Allow startup key and PIN with TPM

      Choose to allow, not allow, or require using a startup key and PIN with the TPM chip. Enabling startup key and PIN requires interaction from the end user.

      • Allow startup key and PIN with TPM
      • Do not allow startup key and PIN with TPM
      • Require startup key and PIN with TPM
  • Minimum PIN Length
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength

    • Enable Configure a minimum length for the TPM startup PIN.
    • Not configured - Users can configure a startup PIN of any length between 6 and 20 digits.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following setting:

    • Minimum characters
      Default: Not configured BitLocker CSP: SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength

      Enter the number of characters required for the startup PIN from 4-20.

  • OS drive recovery
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: SystemDrivesRecoveryOptions

    • Enable - Control how BitLocker-protected operating system drives recover when the required start-up information isn't available.
    • Not configured - Default recovery options are supported for BitLocker recovery. By default, a DRA is allowed, the recovery options are chosen by the user, including the recovery password and recovery key, and recovery information isn't backed up to AD DS.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following settings:

    • Certificate-based data recovery agent
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Prevent use of data recovery agent with BitLocker-protected OS drives.
      • Not configured - Allow data recovery agents to be used with BitLocker-protected operating system drives.
    • User creation of recovery password
      Default: Allow 48-digit recovery password

      Choose if users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 48-digit recovery password.

      • Allow 48-digit recovery password
      • Do not allow 48-digit recovery password
      • Require 48-digit recovery password
    • User creation of recovery key
      Default: Allow 256-bit recovery key

      Choose if users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 256-bit recovery key.

      • Allow 256-bit recovery key
      • Do not allow 256-bit recovery key
      • Require 256-bit recovery key
    • Recovery options in the BitLocker setup wizard
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Users can't see and change the recovery options. When set to
      • Not configured - Users can see and change the recovery options when they turn on BitLocker.
    • Save BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory
      Default: Not configured

      • Enable - Store the BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
      • Not configured - BitLocker recovery information isn't stored in AAD.
    • BitLocker recovery Information stored to Azure Active Directory
      Default: Backup recovery passwords and key packages

      Configure what parts of BitLocker recovery information are stored in Azure AD. Choose from:

      • Backup recovery passwords and key packages
      • Backup recovery passwords only
    • Client-driven recovery password rotation
      Default: Key rotation enabled for Azure AD-joined devices
      BitLocker CSP: ConfigureRecoveryPasswordRotation

      This setting initiates a client-driven recovery password rotation after an OS drive recovery (either by using bootmgr or WinRE).

      • Not configured
      • Key rotation disabled
      • Key rotation enabled for Azure AD-joined deices
      • Key rotation enabled for Azure AD and Hybrid-joined devices
    • Store recovery information in Azure Active Directory before enabling BitLocker
      Default: Not configured

      Prevent users from enabling BitLocker unless the computer successfully backs up the BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory.

      • Require - Stop users from turning on BitLocker unless the BitLocker recovery information is successfully stored in Azure AD.
      • Not configured - Users can turn on BitLocker, even if recovery information isn't successfully stored in Azure AD.
  • Pre-boot recovery message and URL
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage

    • Enable - Configure the message and URL that display on the pre-boot key recovery screen.
    • Not configured - Disable this feature.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following setting:

    • Pre-boot recovery message
      Default: Use default recovery message and URL

      Configure how the pre-boot recovery message displays to users. Choose from:

      • Use default recovery message and URL
      • Use empty recovery message and URL
      • Use custom recovery message
      • Use custom recovery URL

BitLocker fixed data-drive settings

These settings apply specifically to fixed data drives.

  • Write access to fixed data-drive not protected by BitLocker
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: FixedDrivesRequireEncryption

    • Block - Give read-only access to data drives that aren't BitLocker-protected.
    • Not configured - By default, read and write access to data drives that aren't encrypted.
  • Fixed drive recovery
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: FixedDrivesRecoveryOptions

    • Enable - Control how BitLocker-protected fixed drives recover when the required start-up information isn't available.
    • Not configured - Disable this feature.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following settings:

    • Data recovery agent
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Prevent use of the data recovery agent with BitLocker-protected fixed drives Policy Editor.
      • Not configured - Enables use of data recovery agents with BitLocker-protected fixed drives.
    • User creation of recovery password
      Default: Allow 48-digit recovery password

      Choose if users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 48-digit recovery password.

      • Allow 48-digit recovery password
      • Do not allow 48-digit recovery password
      • Require 48-digit recovery password
    • User creation of recovery key
      Default: Allow 256-bit recovery key

      Choose if users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 256-bit recovery key.

      • Allow 256-bit recovery key
      • Do not allow 256-bit recovery key
      • Require 256-bit recovery key
    • Recovery options in the BitLocker setup wizard
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Users can't see and change the recovery options. When set to
      • Not configured - Users can see and change the recovery options when they turn on BitLocker.
    • Save BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory
      Default: Not configured

      • Enable - Store the BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
      • Not configured - BitLocker recovery information isn't stored in AAD.
    • BitLocker recovery Information stored to Azure Active Directory
      Default: Backup recovery passwords and key packages

      Configure what parts of BitLocker recovery information are stored in Azure AD. Choose from:

      • Backup recovery passwords and key packages
      • Backup recovery passwords only
    • Client-driven recovery password rotation
      Default: Key rotation enabled for Azure AD-joined devices
      BitLocker CSP: ConfigureRecoveryPasswordRotation

      This setting initiates a client-driven recovery password rotation after an OS drive recovery (either by using bootmgr or WinRE).

      • Not configured
      • Key rotation disabled
      • Key rotation enabled for Azure AD-joined deices
      • Key rotation enabled for Azure AD and Hybrid-joined devices
    • Store recovery information in Azure Active Directory before enabling BitLocker
      Default: Not configured

      Prevent users from enabling BitLocker unless the computer successfully backs up the BitLocker recovery information to Azure Active Directory.

      • Require - Stop users from turning on BitLocker unless the BitLocker recovery information is successfully stored in Azure AD.
      • Not configured - Users can turn on BitLocker, even if recovery information isn't successfully stored in Azure AD.

BitLocker removable data-drive settings

These settings apply specifically to removable data drives.

  • Write access to removable data-drive not protected by BitLocker
    Default: Not configured
    BitLocker CSP: RemovableDrivesRequireEncryption

    • Block - Give read-only access to data drives that aren't BitLocker-protected.
    • Not configured - By default, read and write access to data drives that aren't encrypted.

    When set to Enable, you can configure the following setting:

    • Write access to devices configured in another organization
      Default: Not configured

      • Block - Block write access to devices configured in another organization.
      • Not configured - Deny write access.

Microsoft Defender Exploit Guard

Use exploit protection to manage and reduce the attack surface of apps used by your employees.

Attack Surface Reduction

Attack surface reduction rules help prevent behaviors malware often uses to infect computers with malicious code.

Attack Surface Reduction rules

Rules to prevent Office Macro threats

Block Office apps from taking the following actions:

Rules to prevent script threats

Block the following to help prevent against script threats:

Rules to prevent email threats

Block the following to help prevent email threats:

  • Execution of executable content (exe, dll, ps, js, vbs, etc.) dropped from email (webmail/mail client) (no exceptions)
    Default: Not configured
    Rule: Block executable content from email client and webmail

    • Not configured
    • Block - Block execution of executable content (exe, dll, ps, js, vbs, etc.) dropped from email (webmail/mail-client).
    • Audit only

Rules to protect against ransomware

Attack Surface Reduction exceptions

  • Files and folder to exclude from attack surface reduction rules
    Defender CSP: AttackSurfaceReductionOnlyExclusions

    • Import a .csv file that contains files and folders to exclude from attack surface reduction rules.
    • Add local files or folders manually.

Important

To allow proper installation and execution of LOB Win32 apps, anti-malware settings should exclude the following directories from being scanned:
On X64 client machines:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Intune Management Extension\Content
C:\windows\IMECache

On X86 client machines:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Intune Management Extension\Content
C:\windows\IMECache

Controlled folder access

Help protect valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware.

  • Folder protection
    Default: Not configured
    Defender CSP: EnableControlledFolderAccess

    Protect files and folders from unauthorized changes by unfriendly apps.

    • Not configured
    • Enable
    • Audit only
    • Block disk modification
    • Audit disk modification

    When you select a configuration other than Not configured, you can then configure:

Network filtering

Block outbound connections from any app to IP addresses or domains with low reputations. Network filtering is supported in both Audit and Block mode.

  • Network protection
    Default: Not configured
    Defender CSP: EnableNetworkProtection

    The intent of this setting is to protect end users from apps with access to phishing scams, exploit-hosting sites, and malicious content on the Internet. It also prevents third-party browsers from connecting to dangerous sites.

    • Not configured - Disable this feature. Users and apps aren't blocked from connecting to dangerous domains. Administrators can't see this activity in Microsoft Defender Security Center.
    • Enable - Turn on network protection, and block users and apps from connecting to dangerous domains. Administrators can see this activity in Microsoft Defender Security Center.
    • Audit only: - Users and apps aren't blocked from connecting to dangerous domains. Administrators can see this activity in Microsoft Defender Security Center.

Exploit protection

  • Upload XML
    Default: Not configured

    To use exploit protection to protect devices from exploits, create an XML file that includes the system and application mitigation settings you want. There are two methods to create the XML file:

    • PowerShell - Use one or more of the Get-ProcessMitigation, Set-ProcessMitigation, and ConvertTo-ProcessMitigationPolicy PowerShell cmdlets. The cmdlets configure mitigation settings, and export an XML representation of them.

    • Microsoft Defender Security Center UI - In the Microsoft Defender Security Center, click on App & browser control and then scroll to the bottom of the resulting screen to find Exploit Protection. First, use the System settings and Program settings tabs to configure mitigation settings. Then, find the Export settings link at the bottom of the screen to export an XML representation of them.

  • User editing of the exploit protection interface
    Default: Not configured
    ExploitGuard CSP: ExploitProtectionSettings

    • Block - Upload an XML file that allows you to configure memory, control flow, and policy restrictions. The settings in the XML file can be used to block an application from exploits.
    • Not configured - No custom configuration is used.

Microsoft Defender Application Control

Choose additional apps that either need to be audited by, or can be trusted to run by Microsoft Defender Application Control. Windows components and all apps from Windows store are automatically trusted to run.

  • Application control code integrity policies
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: AppLocker CSP

    • Enforce - Choose the application control code integrity policies for your users' devices.

      After being enabled on a device, Application Control can only be disabled by changing the mode from Enforce to Audit only. Changing the mode from Enforce to Not Configured results in Application Control continuing to be enforced on assigned devices.

    • Not Configured - Application Control is not added to devices. However, settings that were previously added continue to be enforced on assigned devices.

    • Audit only - Applications aren't blocked. All events are logged in the local client's logs.

Microsoft Defender Credential Guard

Microsoft Defender Credential Guard protects against credential theft attacks. It isolates secrets so that only privileged system software can access them.

  • Credential Guard
    Default: Disable
    DeviceGuard CSP

    • Disable - Turn off Credential Guard remotely, if it was previously turned on with the Enabled without UEFI lock option.​

    • Enable with UEFI lock - Credential Guard can't be disabled remotely by using a registry key or group policy.

      Note

      If you use this setting, and then later want to disable Credential Guard, you must set the Group Policy to Disabled. And, physically clear the UEFI configuration information from each computer. As long as the UEFI configuration persists, Credential Guard is enabled.​

    • Enable without UEFI lock - Allows Credential Guard to be disabled remotely by using Group Policy. The devices that use this setting must be running Windows 10 version 1511 and newer.​

    When you enable Credential Guard, the following required features are also enabled:

    • Virtualization-based Security (VBS)
      Turns on during the next reboot. Virtualization-based security uses the Windows Hypervisor to provide support for security services.
    • Secure Boot with Directory Memory Access
      Turns on VBS with Secure Boot and direct memory access (DMA) protections. DMA protections require hardware support, and are only enabled on correctly configured devices.

Microsoft Defender Security Center

Microsoft Defender Security Center operates as a separate app or process from each of the individual features. It displays notifications through the Action Center. It acts as a collector or single place to see the status and run some configuration for each of the features. Find out more in the Microsoft Defender docs.

Microsoft Defender Security Center app and notifications

Block end-user access to the various areas of the Microsoft Defender Security Center app. Hiding a section also blocks related notifications.

  • Virus and threat protection
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableVirusUI

    Configure if end users can view the Virus and threat protection area in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Virus and threat protection.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Ransomware protection
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: HideRansomwareDataRecovery

    Configure if end users can view the Ransomware protection area in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Ransomware protection.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Account protection
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableAccountProtectionUI

    Configure if end users can view the Account protection area in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Account protection.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Firewall and network protection
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableNetworkUI

    Configure if end users can view the Firewall and network protection area in the Microsoft Defender Security center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Firewall and network protection.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • App and browser Control
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableAppBrowserUI

    Configure if end users can view the App and browser control area in the Microsoft Defender Security center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to App and browser control.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Hardware protection
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableDeviceSecurityUI

    Configure if end users can view the Hardware protection area in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Hardware protection.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Device performance and health
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableHealthUI

    Configure if end users can view the Device performance and health area in the Microsoft Defender Security center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications related to Device performance and health.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Family options
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableFamilyUI

    Configure if end users can view the Family options area in the Microsoft Defender Security center. Hiding this section will also block all notifications-related to Family options.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Notifications from the displayed areas of app
    Default: Not configured
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: DisableNotifications

    Choose which notifications to display to end users. Non-critical notifications include summaries of Microsoft Defender Antivirus activity, including notifications when scans have completed. All other notifications are considered critical.

    • Not configured
    • Block non-critical notifications
    • Block all notifications
  • Windows Security Center icon in the system tray
    Default: Not configured

    Configure the display of the notification area control. The user needs to either sign out and sign in or reboot the computer for this setting to take effect.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Clear TPM button
    Default: Not configured

    Configure the display of the Clear TPM button.

    • Not configured
    • Disable
  • TPM firmware update warning
    Default: Not configured

    Configure the display of update TPM Firmware when a vulnerable firmware is detected.

    • Not configured
    • Hide
  • Tamper Protection
    Default: Not configured

    Turn Tamper Protection on or off on devices. To use Tamper Protection, you must integrate Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection with Intune, and have Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 Licenses.

    • Not configured - No change is made to device settings.
    • Enabled - Tamper Protection is turned on and restrictions are enforced on devices.
    • Disabled - Tamper Protection is turned off and restrictions are not enforced.

IT contact Information

Provide IT contact information to appear in the Microsoft Defender Security Center app and the app notifications.

You can choose to Display in app and in notifications, Display only in app, Display only in notifications, or Don't display. Enter the IT organization name, and at least one of the following contact options:

  • IT contact information
    Default: Don't display
    WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: EnableCustomizedToasts

    Configure where to display IT contact information to end users.

    • Display in app and in notifications
    • Display only in app
    • Display only in notifications
    • Don't display

    When configured to display, you can configure the following settings:

    • IT organization name​
      Default: Not configured
      WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: CompanyName

    • IT department phone number or Skype ID
      Default: Not configured
      WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: Phone

    • IT department email address
      Default: Not configured
      WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: Email

    • IT support website URL
      Default: Not configured
      WindowsDefenderSecurityCenter CSP: URL

Local device security options

Use these options to configure the local security settings on Windows 10 devices.

Accounts

  • Add new Microsoft accounts
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Accounts_BlockMicrosoftAccounts

    • Block Prevent users from adding new Microsoft accounts to the device.
    • Not configured - Users can use Microsoft accounts on the device.
  • Remote log on without password
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Accounts_LimitLocalAccountUseOfBlankPasswordsToConsoleLogonOnly

    • Block - Allow only local accounts with blank passwords to sign in using the device's keyboard.
    • Not configured - Allow local accounts with blank passwords to sign in from locations other than the physical device.

Admin

Guest

  • Guest account
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions

    • Block - Prevent use of a Guest account.
    • Not configured
  • Rename guest account
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Accounts_RenameGuestAccount

    Define a different account name to be associated with the security identifier (SID) for the account “Guest”.

Devices

  • Undock device without logon
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Devices_AllowUndockWithoutHavingToLogon

    • Block - Users can press a docked portable device's physical eject button to safely undock the device.
    • Not configured - A user must sign in to the device, and receive permission to undock the device.
  • Install printer drivers for shared printers
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Devices_PreventUsersFromInstallingPrinterDriversWhenConnectingToSharedPrinters

    • Enabled - Any user can install a printer driver as part of connecting to a shared printer.
    • Not configured - Only Administrators can install a printer driver as part of connecting to a shared printer.
  • Restrict CD-ROM access to local active user
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: Devices_RestrictCDROMAccessToLocallyLoggedOnUserOnly

    • Enabled - Only the interactively logged-on user can use the CD-ROM media. If this policy is enabled, and no one is logged on interactively, then the CD-ROM is accessed over the network.
    • Not configured - Anyone has access to the CD-ROM.
  • Format and eject removable media
    Default: Administrators
    CSP: Devices_AllowedToFormatAndEjectRemovableMedia

    Define who is allowed to format and eject removable NTFS media:

    • Not configured
    • Administrators
    • Administrators and Power Users
    • Administrators and Interactive Users

Interactive Logon

  • Minutes of lock screen inactivity until screen saver activates
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: InteractiveLogon_MachineInactivityLimit

    Enter the maximum minutes of inactivity on the interactive desktop’s sign-in screen until the screen saver starts. (0 - 99999)

  • Require CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: InteractiveLogon_DoNotRequireCTRLALTDEL

    • Enable - Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL isn't required for users to sign in.
    • Not configured Require users to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before logging on to Windows.
  • Smart card removal behavior
    Default: Lock workstation
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: InteractiveLogon_SmartCardRemovalBehavior

    Determines what happens when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader. Your options:

    • Lock Workstation - The workstation is locked when the smart card is removed. This option allows users to leave the area, take their smart card with them, and still maintain a protected session.​
    • No action
    • Force Logoff - The user is automatically logged off when the smart card is removed.
    • Disconnect if a Remote Desktop Services session - Removal of the smart card disconnects the session without logging off the user. This option allows the user to insert the smart card and resume the session later, or at another smart card reader-equipped computer, without having to sign in again. If the session is local, this policy functions identically to Lock Workstation.

Display

Network access and security

  • Anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkAccess_RestrictAnonymousAccessToNamedPipesAndShares

    • Not configured - Restrict anonymous access to share and Named Pipe settings. Applies to the settings that can be accessed anonymously.
    • Block - Disable this policy, making anonymous access available.
  • Anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkAccess_DoNotAllowAnonymousEnumerationOfSAMAccounts

    • Not configured - Anonymous users can enumerate SAM accounts.
    • Block - Prevent anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts.
  • Anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkAccess_DoNotAllowAnonymousEnumerationOfSamAccountsAndShares

    • Not configured - Anonymous users can enumerate the names of domain accounts and network shares.
    • Block - Prevent anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares.
  • LAN Manager hash value stored on password change
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkSecurity_DoNotStoreLANManagerHashValueOnNextPasswordChange

    Determine if the hash value for passwords is stored the next time the password is changed.

    • Not configured - The hash value isn't stored
    • Block - The LAN Manager (LM) stores the hash value for the new password.
  • PKU2U authentication requests
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkSecurity_AllowPKU2UAuthenticationRequests

    • Not configured- Allow PU2U requests.
    • Block - Block PKU2U authentication requests to the device.
  • Restrict remote RPC connections to SAM
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkAccess_RestrictClientsAllowedToMakeRemoteCallsToSAM

    • Not configured - Use the default security descriptor, which may allow users and groups to make remote RPC calls to the SAM.

    • Allow - Deny users and groups from making remote RPC calls to the Security Accounts Manager (SAM), which stores user accounts and passwords. Allow also lets you change the default Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) string to explicitly allow or deny users and groups to make these remote calls.

      • Security descriptor
        Default: Not configured
  • Minimum Session Security For NTLM SSP Based Clients
    Default: None
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkSecurity_MinimumSessionSecurityForNTLMSSPBasedClients

    This security setting allows a server to require the negotiation of 128-bit encryption and/or NTLMv2 session security.

    • None
    • Require NTLMv2 session security
    • Require 128-bit encryption
    • NTLMv2 and 128-bit encryption
  • Minimum Session Security For NTLM SSP Based Server
    Default: None
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkSecurity_MinimumSessionSecurityForNTLMSSPBasedServers

    This security setting determines which challenge/response authentication protocol is used for network logons.

    • None
    • Require NTLMv2 session security
    • Require 128-bit encryption
    • NTLMv2 and 128-bit encryption
  • LAN Manager Authentication Level
    Default: LM and NTLM
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: NetworkSecurity_LANManagerAuthenticationLevel

    • LM and NTLM
    • LM, NTLM and NTLMv2
    • NTLM
    • NTLMv2
    • NTLMv2 and not LM
    • NTLMv2 and not LM or NTLM
  • Insecure Guest Logons
    Default: Not configured
    LanmanWorkstation CSP: LanmanWorkstation

    If you enable this setting, the SMB client will reject insecure guest logons.

    • Not configured
    • Block - The SMB client rejects insecure guest logons.

Recovery console and shutdown

  • Clear virtual memory pagefile when shutting down
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Shutdown_ClearVirtualMemoryPageFile

    • Enable - Clear the virtual memory pagefile when the device is powered down.
    • Not configured - Doesn't clear the virtual memory.
  • Shut down without log on
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: Shutdown_AllowSystemToBeShutDownWithoutHavingToLogOn

    • Block - Hide the shutdown option on the Windows sign in screen. Users must sign in to the device, and then shut down.
    • Not configured - Allow users to shut down the device from the Windows sign in screen.

User account control

  • UIA integrity without secure location
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_OnlyElevateUIAccessApplicationsThatAreInstalledInSecureLocations

    • Block - Apps that are in a secure location in the file system will run only with UIAccess integrity.
    • Not configured - Enables apps to run with UIAccess integrity, even if the apps aren't in a secure location in the file system.
  • Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_VirtualizeFileAndRegistryWriteFailuresToPerUserLocations

    • Enabled - Applications that write data to protected locations fail.
    • Not configured - Application write failures are redirected at run time to defined user locations for the file system and registry.
  • Only elevate executable files that are signed and validated
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_OnlyElevateUIAccessApplicationsThatAreInstalledInSecureLocations

    • Enabled - Enforce the PKI certification path validation for an executable file before it can run.
    • Not configured - Don't enforce PKI certification path validation before an executable file can run.

UIA elevation prompt behavior​

  • Elevation prompt for admins
    Default: Prompt for consent for non-Windows binaries
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_BehaviorOfTheElevationPromptForAdministrators

    Define the behavior of the elevation prompt for admins in Admin Approval Mode.

    • Not configured
    • Elevate without prompting
    • Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop
    • Prompt for credentials
    • Prompt for consent
    • Prompt for consent for non-Windows binaries
  • Elevation prompt for standard users
    Default: Prompt for credentials
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_BehaviorOfTheElevationPromptForStandardUsers

    Define the behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users.

    • Not configured
    • Automatically deny elevation requests
    • Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop
    • Prompt for credentials
  • Route elevation prompts to user’s interactive desktop
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_SwitchToTheSecureDesktopWhenPromptingForElevation

    • Enabled - All elevation requests to go to the interactive user's desktop rather than the secure desktop. Any prompt behavior policy settings for administrators and standard users are used.
    • Not configured - Force all elevation requests go to the secure desktop, regardless of any prompt behavior policy settings for administrators and standard users.
  • Elevated prompt for app installations
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_DetectApplicationInstallationsAndPromptForElevation

    • Enabled - Application installation packages aren't detected or prompted for elevation.
    • Not configured - Users are prompted for an administrative user name and password when an application installation package requires elevated privileges.
  • UIA elevation prompt without secure desktop
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_AllowUIAccessApplicationsToPromptForElevation

  • Enable - Allow UIAccess apps to prompt for elevation, without using the secure desktop.

  • Not configured - Elevation prompts use a secure desktop.

Admin Approval Mode

  • Admin Approval Mode For Built-in Administrator
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_UseAdminApprovalMode

    • Enabled - Allow the built-in Administrator account to use Admin Approval Mode. Any operation that requires elevation of privilege prompts the user to approve the operation.
    • Not configured - runs all apps with full admin privileges.
  • Run all admins in Admin Approval Mode
    Default: Not Configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: UserAccountControl_RunAllAdministratorsInAdminApprovalMode

    • Enabled- Enable Admin Approval Mode.
    • Not configured - Disable Admin Approval Mode and all related UAC policy settings.

Microsoft Network Client

  • Digitally sign communications (if server agrees)
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: MicrosoftNetworkClient_DigitallySignCommunicationsIfServerAgrees

    Determines if the SMB client negotiates SMB packet signing.

    • Block - The SMB client never negotiates SMB packet signing.
    • Not configured - The Microsoft network client asks the server to run SMB packet signing upon session setup. If packet signing is enabled on the server, packet signing is negotiated.
  • Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: MicrosoftNetworkClient_SendUnencryptedPasswordToThirdPartySMBServers

    • Block - The Server Message Block (SMB) redirector can send plaintext passwords to non-Microsoft SMB servers that don't support password encryption during authentication.
    • Not configured - Block sending of plaintext passwords. The passwords are encrypted.
  • Digitally sign communications (always)
    Default: Not configured
    LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions CSP: MicrosoftNetworkClient_DigitallySignCommunicationsAlways

    • Enable - The Microsoft network client doesn't communicate with a Microsoft network server unless that server agrees to SMB packet signing.
    • Not configured - SMB packet signing is negotiated between the client and server.

Microsoft Network Server

  • Digitally sign communications (if client agrees)
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: MicrosoftNetworkServer_DigitallySignCommunicationsIfClientAgrees

    • Enable - The Microsoft network server negotiates SMB packet signing as requested by the client. That is, if packet signing is enabled on the client, packet signing is negotiated.
    • Not configured - The SMB client never negotiates SMB packet signing.
  • Digitally sign communications (always)
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: MicrosoftNetworkServer_DigitallySignCommunicationsAlways

    • Enable - The Microsoft network server doesn't communicate with a Microsoft network client unless that client agrees to SMB packet signing.
    • Not configured - SMB packet signing is negotiated between the client and server.

Xbox services

User Rights

  • Access Credential Manager as trusted caller
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/AccessCredentialManagerAsTrustedCaller

    This user right is used by Credential Manager during Backup and Restore operations. Users' saved credentials might be compromised if this privilege is given to other entities.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Allow local log on
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/AllowLocalLogOn

    This user right determines which users can log on to the computer.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Allow Access From Network
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/AccessFromNetwork

    This user right determines which users and groups are allowed to connect to the computer over the network.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Act As Part Of The OS
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ActAsPartOfTheOperatingSystem

    Act As Part Of The OS

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Backup files and directories
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/BackupFilesAndDirectories

    This user right determines which users can bypass file, directory, registry, and other persistent objects permissions when backing up files and directories.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Change the system time
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ChangeSystemTime

    This user right determines which users and groups can change the time and date on the internal clock of the computer.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Create global objects
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/CreateGlobalObjects

    This security setting determines whether users can create global objects that are available to all sessions. Users who can create global objects could affect processes that run under other users' sessions, which could lead to application failure or data corruption.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Create pagefile
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/CreatePageFile

    This user right determines which users and groups can call an internal API to create and change the size of a page file.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Create permanent shared objects
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/CreatePermanentSharedObjects

    This user right determines which accounts can be used by processes to create a directory object using the object manager.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Create symbolic links
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/CreateSymbolicLinks

    This user right determines if the user can create a symbolic link from the computer to which they are logged on.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Create tokens
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/CreateToken

    This user right determines which users/groups can be used by processes to create a token that can then be used to get access to any local resources when the process uses an internal API to create an access token.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Debug programs
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/DebugPrograms

    This user right determines which users can attach a debugger to any process or to the kernel.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Deny Access From Network
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/DenyAccessFromNetwork

    This user right determines which users are prevented from accessing a computer over the network.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Deny log on as a service
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/DenyLocalLogOn

    This security setting determines which service accounts are prevented from registering a process as a service.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Deny log on through Remote Desktop Services
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/DenyRemoteDesktopServicesLogOn

    This user right determines which users and groups are prohibited from logging on as a Remote Desktop Services client.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Enable delegation
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/EnableDelegation

This user right determines which users can set the Trusted for Delegation setting on a user or computer object.

  • Not configured

  • Allow

  • Generate security audits
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/GenerateSecurityAudits

    This user right determines which accounts can be used by a process to add entries to the security log. The security log is used to trace unauthorized system access.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Impersonate a client
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ImpersonateClient

    Assigning this user right to a user allows programs running on behalf of that user to impersonate a client. Requiring this user right for this kind of impersonation prevents an unauthorized user from convincing a client to connect to a service that they have created and then impersonating that client, which can elevate the unauthorized user's permissions to administrative or system levels.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Increase scheduling priority
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/IncreaseSchedulingPriority

    This user right determines which accounts can use a process with Write Property access to another process to increase the execution priority assigned to the other process.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Load and unload device drivers
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/LoadUnloadDeviceDrivers

    This user right determines which users can dynamically load and unload device drivers or other code in to kernel mode.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Lock pages in memory
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/LockMemory

    This user right determines which accounts can use a process to keep data in physical memory, which prevents the system from paging the data to virtual memory on disk.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Manage auditing and security log
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ManageAuditingAndSecurityLog

    This user right determines which users can specify object access auditing options for individual resources, such as files, Active Directory objects, and registry keys.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Perform volume maintenance tasks
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ManageVolume

    This user right determines which users and groups can run maintenance tasks on a volume, such as remote defragmentation.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Modify firmware environment values
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ModifyFirmwareEnvironment

    This user right determines who can modify firmware environment values.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Modify an object label
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ModifyObjectLabel

    This user right determines which user accounts can modify the integrity label of objects, such as files, registry keys, or processes owned by other users.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Profile single process
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/ProfileSingleProcess

    This user right determines which users can use performance monitoring tools to monitor the performance of system processes.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Remote shutdown
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/RemoteShutdown

    This user right determines which users are allowed to shut down a computer from a remote location on the network. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Restore files and directories
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/RestoreFilesAndDirectories

    This user right determines which users can bypass file, directory, registry, and other persistent objects permissions when restoring backed up files and directories, and determines which users can set any valid security principal as the owner of an object.

    • Not configured
    • Allow
  • Take ownership of files or objects
    Default: Not configured
    CSP: UserRights/TakeOwnership

    This user right determines which users can take ownership of any securable object in the system, including Active Directory objects, files and folders, printers, registry keys, processes, and threads.

    • Not configured
    • Allow

Next steps

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