Policy CSP - DeviceGuard

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DeviceGuard policies

DeviceGuard/ConfigureSystemGuardLaunch
DeviceGuard/EnableVirtualizationBasedSecurity
DeviceGuard/LsaCfgFlags
DeviceGuard/RequirePlatformSecurityFeatures

DeviceGuard/ConfigureSystemGuardLaunch

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Scope:

  • Device

This policy allows the IT admin to configure the launch of System Guard.

Secure Launch configuration:

  • 0 - Unmanaged, configurable by Administrative user
  • 1 - Enables Secure Launch if supported by hardware
  • 2 - Disables Secure Launch.

For more information about System Guard, see Introducing Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation and How hardware-based containers help protect Windows 10.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn On Virtualization Based Security
  • GP name: VirtualizationBasedSecurity
  • GP element: SystemGuardDrop
  • GP path: System/Device Guard
  • GP ADMX file name: DeviceGuard.admx

DeviceGuard/EnableVirtualizationBasedSecurity

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Scope:

  • Device

Added in Windows 10, version 1709. Turns on virtualization based security(VBS) at the next reboot. virtualization based security uses the Windows Hypervisor to provide support for security services. Value type is integer.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn On Virtualization Based Security
  • GP name: VirtualizationBasedSecurity
  • GP path: System/Device Guard
  • GP ADMX file name: DeviceGuard.admx

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 0 (default) - disable virtualization based security.
  • 1 - enable virtualization based security.

DeviceGuard/LsaCfgFlags

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Scope:

  • Device

Added in Windows 10, version 1709. This setting lets users turn on Credential Guard with virtualization-based security to help protect credentials at next reboot. Value type is integer.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn On Virtualization Based Security
  • GP name: VirtualizationBasedSecurity
  • GP element: CredentialIsolationDrop
  • GP path: System/Device Guard
  • GP ADMX file name: DeviceGuard.admx

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 0 (default) - (Disabled) Turns off Credential Guard remotely if configured previously without UEFI Lock.
  • 1 - (Enabled with UEFI lock) Turns on Credential Guard with UEFI lock.
  • 2 - (Enabled without lock) Turns on Credential Guard without UEFI lock.

DeviceGuard/RequirePlatformSecurityFeatures

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Scope:

  • Device

Added in Windows 10, version 1709. Specifies the platform security level at the next reboot. Value type is integer.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn On Virtualization Based Security
  • GP name: VirtualizationBasedSecurity
  • GP element: RequirePlatformSecurityFeaturesDrop
  • GP path: System/Device Guard
  • GP ADMX file name: DeviceGuard.admx

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 1 (default) - Turns on VBS with Secure Boot.
  • 3 - Turns on VBS with Secure Boot and direct memory access (DMA). DMA requires hardware support.

Footnote:

  • 1 - Added in Windows 10, version 1607.
  • 2 - Added in Windows 10, version 1703.
  • 3 - Added in Windows 10, version 1709.
  • 4 - Added in Windows 10, version 1803.
  • 5 - Added in Windows 10, version 1809.
  • 6 - Added in the next major release of Windows 10.