Checklist Details for Microsoft Windows Vista Security Checklist Version 6 Release 1.19

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Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Microsoft Windows Vista Security Checklist
Version 6 Release 1.19
Review Status:
Under Review
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:
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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.
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Change History:
Added point of contact - 04 January 2015
NIST checklist record last modified on 01/04/2015

* This checklist is still undergoing review for inclusion into the NCP at this tier ranking.