Checklist Details for USGCB Windows 7 1.2.x.0

(Archived Revisions)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
USGCB Windows 7
Version:
1.2.x.0
Tier:
III
Review Status:
Final
Authority:
Governmental Authority: Technology Infrastructure Subcommittee (TIS)
Publication Date:
09/24/2010
SCAP 1.0 Content:
Target Product:
Target Product CPE Name Product Category
Microsoft Windows 7 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7 (View CVEs)
  • Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7:-:-:x86 (View CVEs)
  • Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7:-:-:x64 (View CVEs)
  • Operating System
Checklist Summary:
The purpose of the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) initiative is to create security configuration baselines for Information Technology products widely deployed across the federal agencies. The USGCB baseline evolved from the Federal Desktop Core Configuration mandate. The USGCB is a Federal government-wide initiative that provides guidance to agencies on what should be done to improve and maintain an effective configuration settings focusing primarily on security. This checklist represents the USGCB guidance for Windows 7.
Checklist Role:
  • Operating System
Known Issues:
Spreadsheet containing known issues can be found at http://usgcb.nist.gov/usgcb_content.html, under the "Documentation" column.
Target Audience:
US Federal Agencies.
Testing Information:
Not provided.
Regulatory Compliance:
Not provided.
Disclaimer:
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings without first testing them in a non-operational environment. These recommendations have only been tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 7 Enterprise x86, and Windows 7 Enterprise x64. These settings may be applicable to other Windows systems and service packs; however, NIST has not tested other Windows based systems with these settings. Please see the National Checklist Program (NCP) website for configuration guides related to other Windows Based systems and applications. The draft download packages contain recommended security settings; they are not meant to replace well-structured policy or sound judgment. Furthermore, these recommendations do not address site-specific configuration issues. Care must be taken when implementing these settings to address local operational and policy concerns. These recommendations were developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which collaborated with DoD and Microsoft to produce the Windows 7, Windows 7 Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 USGCB. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, these recommendations are not subject to copyright protection and are in the public domain. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about their quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. We would appreciate acknowledgement if the recommendations are used.
Product Support:
Not provided.
Point of Contact:
usgcb@nist.gov
Sponsor:
Not provided.
Licensing:
Not provided.
Change History:
01/20/2011 - USGCB GPOs and OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

01/07/2011 - USGCB GPOs and OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

11/17/2010 - USGCB GPOs and OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

11/03/2010 - USGCB GPOs and OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

10/27/2010 - USGCB OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

10/20/2010 - USGCB GPOs updated.

09/30/2010 - USGCB OVAL 5.4 & 5.4 patch content updated.

09/24/2010 - Major Version 1.0.x.0 Released.

08/31/2010 - Beta USGCB Release.

08/20/2010 - Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 & 5.4 patch content updated.

08/09/2010 - Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 & 5.4 patch content updated.

08/03/2010 - Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 patch content updated.

07/20/2010 - Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 & 5.4 patch content updated.

06/16/2010 - Alpha USGCB OVAL 5.3 & 5.4 patch content updated.

04/23/2010 - Alpha USGCB Release.
References:
http://usgcb.nist.gov/index.html
The United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB)
http://usgcb.nist.gov/usgcb_faq.html
The United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) - FAQ
NIST checklist record last modified on 09/26/2011