Checklist Details for Microsoft Windows Vista STIG Version 6 Release 39

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Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Microsoft Windows Vista STIG
Version 6 Release 39
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Target Product:
Target Product CPE Name Product Category
Microsoft Windows Vista cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista (View CVEs)
  • Operating System
Microsoft Internet Explorer cpe:/a:microsoft:ie (View CVEs)
  • Web Browser
Checklist Summary:
This document is designed to instruct the reviewer on how to assess Windows Vista configurations in a Windows domain. In addition, the security settings recommended can also be used to configure Group Policy in a Windows Active Directory environment.
Checklist Role:
  • Operating System
  • Web Browser
Known Issues:
Not provided.
Target Audience:
DISA Field Security Operations- Sites are required to secure the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system in accordance with DoD Directive 8500.1, Section 4.18 (and related footnote). The checks in this document were developed from DISA and NSA guidelines specified in the above reference, as well as the Windows Server 2003/XP/Vista security guides and security templates published by the Microsoft Corporation.
Testing Information:
Not provided.
Regulatory Compliance:
Not provided.
The settings in this checklist are directed towards securing a native Windows environment (i.e. Windows 2000 or later OSs). If the environment is a mixed one, with down-level OSs, or maintains trusts with down-level OSs, then the following checks should be reviewed. Configuring them to the required setting could cause compatibility problems.
Not provided.
Product Support:
Not provided.
Point of Contact:
Not provided.
Not provided.
Not provided.
Change History:
Version 6, Release 1.35 - 24 April 2014
Version 6, Release 1.34 - 13 March 2014
Version 6, Release 1.33 - 24 January 2014
Version 6, Release 1.32 - 23 December 2013
Version 6, Release 1.30 - 23 July 2013
Version 6, Release 1.29 - 23 July 2013
Version 6, Release 1.29 - 1 April 2013
Version 6, Release 1.28 - 1 April 2013
Version 6, Release 1.27 - date unknown
Version 6, Release 1.26 - 27 July 2012
Version 6, Release 1.25 - 27 April 2012
NIST checklist record last modified on 06/23/2014