Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Intune configuration

Configuration Profiles

The ABAC settings for the Agency Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Intune (Intune) Profiles can be found below. This includes macro security, Windows 10 Hardening (ACSC), Windows Hello, block admins, delivery optimisation, disable Adobe Flash, Microsoft Store, Defender, network boundary, OneDrive, timezone, Bitlocker, and Windows 10 Enterprise settings.

Please note, if a setting is not mentioned in the below, it should be assumed to have been left at its default setting.

Windows Client Devices

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Devices > Configuration profiles > Create Profile > Windows 10 and Later

ACSC - AppLocker Lockdown CSP

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – AppLocker Lockdown CSP
Profile type Custom
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the OMA-URI settings within the profile.

Name Description OMA-URI Value
Block - Apps Local Admins Defines restrictions for launching executable applications. ./Vendor/MSFT/AppLocker/ApplicationLaunchRestrictions/BlockedExe01/EXE/Policy Custom XML: block-apps-local-admins.txt
Block - Users PowerShell Defines restrictions for launching executable applications. ./Vendor/MSFT/AppLocker/ApplicationLaunchRestrictions/BlockedExe02/EXE/Policy Custom XML: block-users-powershell.txt

ACSC - Device Restrictions

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Device Restrictions
Profile type Device Restrictions
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the configuration settings within the profile.

Item Configuration
App store  
Use private store only Allow
Game DVR (desktop only) Block
User control over installations Block
Install apps with elevated privileges Block
Cloud and Storage  
Non-Microsoft account Block
Control Panel and Settings  
Power and sleep settings modification (desktop only) Block
General  
Cortana Block
Autopilot Reset Allow
Direct Memory Access Block
Locked Screen Experience  
Cortana on locked screen (Desktop only) Block
Toast notifications on locked screen Block
Voice activate apps from locked screen Disabled
Password  
Password Require
Required password type Alphanumeric
Password complexity Numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters required
Minimum password length 14
Number of sign-in failures before wiping device 10
Maximum minutes of inactivity until screen locks 15 Minutes
Password expiration (days) 60
Prevent reuse of previous passwords 24
Require password when device returns from idle state (Mobile and Holographic) Require
Simple passwords Block
Preferred Azure AD tenant domain AGENCY.gov.au
Reporting and Telemetry  
Share usage data Diagnostic data off
Search  
Display web results in search Block
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen  
SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge Legacy Require
Malicious site access Block
Unverified file download Block
Windows Spotlight  
Windows Spotlight Block
Microsoft Defender Antivirus  
Scan incoming mail messages Enable
Scan removable drives during a full scan Enable
Scan files opened from network folders Enable
Power Settings  
Hybrid sleep Disable

ACSC - Edge Browser

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types. The configuration includes the recommended ACSC Windows 10 hardening guide settings as well as additional settings for the blueprint.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Edge Browser
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Allow user-level native messaging hosts (installed without admin permissions) Device \Microsoft Edge\Native Messaging Disabled
Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page Device \Microsoft Edge Disabled
Enable saving passwords to the password manager Device \Microsoft Edge\Password manager and protection Disabled
Intranet Sites: Include all network paths (UNCs) Device \Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page Disabled
Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled – Block ads on sites with intrusive ads. (Default value)
Block access to a list of URLs Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled AGENCY to configure
Block all ads on Bing search results Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Configure Do Not Track Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Device \Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings Enabled
Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to block potentially unwanted apps Device \Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings Enabled
Control where developer tools can be used Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled – Don’t allow using the developer tools
Control which extensions are installed silently Device \Microsoft Edge\Extensions Enabled – AGENCY to configure
Control which extensions cannot be installed Device \Microsoft Edge\Extensions Enabled
Default Adobe Flash setting (obsolete) Device \Microsoft Edge\Content settings Enabled – Block the Adobe Flash plugin
Enable site isolation for every site Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Force Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks on downloads from trusted sources Device \Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings Enabled
Minimum TLS version enabled (deprecated) Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled – TLS 1.2
Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites Device \Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings Enabled
Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloads Device \Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings Enabled
Prevent downloading of enclosures Device \Windows Components\RSS Feeds Enabled
Supported authentication schemes Device \Microsoft Edge\HTTP authentication Enabled - ntlm,negotiate
Default pop-up window setting Device \Microsoft Edge\Content settings Enabled: Do not allow any site to show popups
DNS interception checks enabled Device \Microsoft Edge Disabled
Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPS Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled: Disable DNS-over-HTTPS
Allow download restrictions Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled: Block potentially dangerous or unwanted downloads

ACSC - Endpoint Protection

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Endpoint Protection
Profile type Endpoint Protection
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the configuration settings within the profile.

Item Configuration
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen  
SmartScreen for apps and files Enable
Unverified files execution Block
Local device security options  
Add new Microsoft accounts Block
Remote log on without password Block
Local admin account Block
Rename admin account Blueprint_admin
Guest account Block
Rename guest account Blueprint_guest
Minutes to lock screen inactivity until screen saver activates 15
User information on lock screen User display name only
Anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares Block
Anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts Block
Anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares Block
LAN Manager hash value stored on password change Block
PKU2U authentication requests Block
Restrict remote RPC connections to SAM Allow
Security Descriptor O:BAG:BAD:(A;;RC;;;BA)
Minimum Session Security For NTLM SSP Based Clients NTLMv2 and 128-bit encryption
Minimum Session Security For NTLM SSP Based Server NTLMv2 and 128-bit encryption
LAN Manager Authentication Level NTLMv2
Insecure Guest Logons Block
UIA integrity without secure location Block
Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations Enabled
Elevated prompt for app installations Enabled
Admin Approval Mode For Built-in Administrator Enabled
Run all admins in Admin Approval Mode Enabled
Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers Block
Digitally sign communications (always) Server Enable
Digitally sign communications (always) Client Enable
Xbox services  
Xbox Accessory Management Service Disabled
Xbox Live Auth Manager Service Disabled
Xbox Live Game Save Service Disabled
Xbox Live Networking Service Disabled

ACSC - Microsoft Office Hardening

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types. The configuration includes the recommended ACSC Windows 10 hardening guide settings as well as additional settings for the blueprint.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Microsoft Office Hardening
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned rol-Agency-users, rol-Agency-administrators

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Allow including screenshot with Office Feedback User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Disabled
Allow mix of policy and user locations User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings\Trust Center Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft Project 2016\Project Options\Security\Trust Center Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Disabled
Allow Trusted Locations on the network User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Disabled
Automatically receive small updates to improve reliability User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Disabled
Disable VBA for Office applications User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Disabled
Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View user \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Enable Customer Experience Improvement Program User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Disabled
Enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications project creation User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Macro Security Disabled
Load Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications projects from text User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Macro Security Disabled
Send Office Feedback User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Disabled
Send personal information User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Disabled
Trust access to Visual Basic Project User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Disabled
Trust access to Visual Basic Project User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Disabled
Trust access to Visual Basic Project User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Disabled
Turn off file validation User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security Disabled
Turn off file validation User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security Disabled
Turn off file validation User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security Disabled
Turn off Protected View for attachments opened from Outlook User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Turn off Protected View for attachments opened from Outlook User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Turn off Protected View for attachments opened from Outlook User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Disabled
Update automatic links at Open User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Advanced Disabled
Always open untrusted database files in Protected View User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Enabled
Always prevent untrusted Microsoft Query files from opening User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\External Content Enabled
Apply macro security settings to macros, add-ins and additional actions User \Microsoft Outlook 2016\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Automation Security User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Enabled – Use application macro security level
Block additional file extensions for OLE embedding User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Enabled
Block all unmanaged add-ins User \Microsoft Outlook 2016\Miscellaneous Enabled
Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Configure trusted add-ins User \Microsoft Outlook 2016\Security\Security Form Settings\Programmatic Security\Trusted Add-ins Enabled – Agency defined list
dBase III / IV files User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Dif and Sylk files User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Disable All ActiveX User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Enabled
Disable all Trust Bar notifications for security issues User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft Project 2016\Project Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable all trusted locations User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Trusted Locations Enabled
Disable commands User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled –
Developer tab | Code | Macros
Developer tab | Code | Macro Security
Developer tab | Code | Visual Basic
Disable commands User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled -
Developer tab | Code | Macros
Developer tab | Code | Record Macros
Developer tab | Code | Macro Security
Developer tab | Code | Visual Basic
Disable commands User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled –
Developer tab | Macros
Developer tab | Visual Basic
Disable commands User \Microsoft Access 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled -
Database tools | Macro | Visual Basic
Database tools | Macro | Run Macro
Database tools | Macro | Convert Macros to Visual Basic
Database tools | Macro | Create Shortcut Menu from Macro
Disable commands User \Microsoft Word 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled -
Developer tab | Code | Macros
Developer tab | Code | Record Macros
Developer tab | Code | Macro Security
Developer tab | Code | Visual Basic
Disable commands User \Microsoft Publisher 2016\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined Enabled -
Developer tab
Developer tab | Code | Macros
Developer tab | Code | Macro Security
Developer tab | Code | Visual Basic
Developer tab | Add-Ins | COM Add-Ins
Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run User \Microsoft Office 2016\Privacy\Trust Center Enabled
Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them User \Microsoft Project 2016\Project Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Don’t allow Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) server launch in Excel User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\External Content Enabled
Don’t allow Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) server lookup in Excel User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\External Content Enabled
Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 2 worksheets User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 3 macrosheets and add-in files User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 3 worksheets User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 4 macrosheets and add-in files User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 4 workbooks User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 4 worksheets User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 95 workbooks User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 95-97 workbooks and templates User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Excel 97-2003 workbooks and templates User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Force file extension to match file type User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security Enabled (Always match file type)
List of managed add-ins User \Microsoft Outlook 2016\Miscellaneous Agency defined
Macro Runtime Scan Scope User \Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings Enabled (Enable for all documents)
Make hidden markup visible User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security Enabled
Make hidden markup visible User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security Enabled
PowerPoint 97-2003 presentations, shows, templates and add-in files User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Always match file type)
Publisher Automation Security Level User \Microsoft Publisher 2016\Security Enabled – High (disabled)
Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher User \Microsoft Project 2016\Project Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Run Programs User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security Enabled (disable (don’t run any programs))
Scan encrypted macros in Excel Open XML workbooks User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security Enabled – Scan encrypted macros (default)
Scan encrypted macros in PowerPoint Open XML presentations User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security Enabled – Scan encrypted macros (default)
Scan encrypted macros in Word Open XML documents User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled – Scan encrypted macros (default)
Security setting for macros User \Microsoft Outlook 2016\Security\Trust Center Enabled – Warn for signed, disable unsigned
Set default file block behavior User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Blocked files are not opened)
Set default file block behavior User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Blocked files are not opened)
Set default file block behavior User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Blocked files are not opened)
Set document behavior if file validation fails User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Enabled (Block files)
Set document behavior if file validation fails User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Enabled (Block files)
Set document behavior if file validation fails User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center\Protected View Enabled (Block files)
Turn off trusted documents User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off trusted documents User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off trusted documents User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off trusted documents User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off trusted documents User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off Trusted Documents on the network User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off Trusted Documents on the network User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off Trusted Documents on the network User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off Trusted Documents on the network User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center Enabled
Turn off Trusted Documents on the network User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft PowerPoint 2016\PowerPoint Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Access 2016\Application Settings\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Project 2016\Project Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
VBA Macro Notification Settings User \Microsoft Publisher 2016\Security\Trust Center Enabled -Disable all except digitally signed macros
Visio 2000-2002 Binary Drawings, Templates and Stencils User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked)
Visio 2003-2010 Binary Drawings, Templates and Stencils User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked)
Visio 5.0 or earlier Binary Drawings, Templates and Stencils User \Microsoft Visio 2016\Visio Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked)
Web pages and Excel 2003 XML spreadsheets User \Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 2 and earlier binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 2000 binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 2003 binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 2007 and later binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 6.0 binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 95 binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word 97 binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)
Word XP binary documents and templates User \Microsoft Word 2016\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings Enabled (Open/Save blocked, use open policy)

ACSC - Windows 10 Hardening

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types. The configuration includes the recommended ACSC Windows 10 hardening guide settings as well as additional settings for the blueprint.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Windows 10 Hardening
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic, rol-Agency-Administrators, rol-Agency-users

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Allow Basic authentication Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Service Disabled
Allow Basic authentication Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Client Disabled
Allow standby states (S1-S3) when sleeping (on battery) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Disabled
Allow standby states (S1-S3) when sleeping (plugged in) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Disabled
Allow unencrypted traffic Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Service Disabled
Allow unencrypted traffic Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Client Disabled
Configure Offer Remote Assistance Device \System\Remote Assistance Disabled
Configure SMB v1 server Device \MS Security Guide Disabled
Do not preserve zone information in file attachments User \Windows Components\Attachment Manager Disabled
Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation Device \Windows Components\Credential User Interface Disabled
Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers Device \System\Logon Disabled
MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes Device \MSS (Legacy) Disabled
MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers Device \MSS (Legacy) Disabled
Turn on convenience PIN sign-in Device \System\Logon Disabled
WDigest Authentication (disabling may require KB2871997) Device \MS Security Guide Disabled
Allow Microsoft accounts to be optional Device \Windows Components\App runtime Enabled
Allow users to connect remotely by using Remote Desktop Services Device \Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections Enabled
Always prompt for password upon connection Device \Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Enabled
Apply UAC restrictions to local accounts on network logons Device \MS Security Guide Enabled
Boot-Start Driver Initialization Policy Device \System\Early Launch Antimalware Enabled – Good and unknown
Configure SMB v1 client driver Device \MS Security Guide Enabled – Disable driver (recommended)
Configure Solicited Remote Assistance Device \System\Remote Assistance Enabled – Allow helpers to remotely control the computer, 1, Hours, Mailto
Disallow Autoplay for non-volume devices Device \Windows Components\AutoPlay Policies Enabled
Disallow Digest authentication Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Client Enabled
Disallow WinRM from storing RunAs credentials Device \Windows Components\Windows Remote Management (WinRM)\WinRM Service Enabled
Do not allow drive redirection Device \Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Device and Resource Redirection Enabled
Do not allow passwords to be saved Device \Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Connection Client Enabled
Do not display the password reveal button Device \Windows Components\Credential User Interface Enabled
Enable Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) Device \MS Security Guide Enabled
Hardened UNC Paths Device \Network\Network Provider Enabled - Name: \\*\SYSVOL, Value: RequireMutualAuthentication=1,RequireIntegrity=1 Name: \\*\NETLOGON, Value: RequireMutualAuthentication=1,RequireIntegrity=1
Hide mechanisms to remove zone information User \Windows Components\Attachment Manager Enabled
MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting IPv6) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) Device \MSS (Legacy) Enabled – Highest protection, source routing is completely disabled
MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) Device \MSS (Legacy) Enabled – Highest protection, source routing is completely disabled
Prevent enabling lock screen camera Device \Control Panel\Personalization Enabled
Prevent enabling lock screen slide show Device \Control Panel\Personalization Enabled
Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs Device \System\Device Installation\Device Installation Restrictions Enabled - Device IDs: PCI\CC_0C0010, PCI\CC_0C0A
(Also apply to matching devices that are already installed.)
Prevent installation of devices using drivers that match these device setup classes Device \System\Device Installation\Device Installation Restrictions Enabled - Setup classes: {d48179be-ec20-11d1-b6b8-00c04fa372a7}
(Also apply to matching devices that are already installed.)
Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network Device \Network\Windows Connection Manager Enabled
Prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network Device \Network\Network Connections Enabled
Remote host allows delegation of non-exportable credentials Device \System\Credentials Delegation Enabled
Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled
Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled
Require secure RPC communication Device \Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Enabled
Restrict Unauthenticated RPC clients Device \System\Remote Procedure Call Enabled - Authenticated
Set the default behavior for AutoRun Device \Windows Components\AutoPlay Policies Enabled – Do not execute any autorun commands
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) Device \Windows Components\Event Log Service\Application Enabled - 65536
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) Device \Windows Components\Event Log Service\System Enabled - 65536
Specify the maximum log file size (KB) Device \Windows Components\Event Log Service\Security Enabled - 2097152
Specify the system hibernate timeout (on battery) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled - 0
Specify the system hibernate timeout (plugged in) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled - 0
Specify the system sleep timeout (on battery) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled - 300
Specify the system sleep timeout (plugged in) Device \System\Power Management\Sleep Settings Enabled - 0
Turn off Autoplay Device \Windows Components\AutoPlay Policies Enabled - All drives
Turn off Data Execution Prevention for Explorer Device \Windows Components\File Explorer Enabled
Turn off heap termination on corruption Device \Windows Components\File Explorer Enabled
Turn off picture password sign-in Device \System\Logon Enabled
Turn on PowerShell Script Block Logging Device \Windows Components\Windows PowerShell Enabled
Turn on session logging Device \System\Remote Assistance Enabled
Turn on Windows Defender protection against Potentially Unwanted Applications (DEPRECATED) Device \MS Security Guide Enabled

ACSC - Windows 10 Hardening CSP

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name ACSC – Windows 10 Hardening CSP
Profile type Custom
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the OMA-URI settings within the profile.

Name Description OMA-URI Value
Network security: Allow Local System to use computer identity for NTLM When services connect to devices that are running versions of the Windows operating system earlier than Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, services that run as Local System and use SPNEGO (Negotiate) that revert to NTLM will authenticate anonymously. In Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 and later, if a service connects to a computer running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, the system service uses the computer identity. When a service connects with the device identity, signing and encryption are supported to provide data protection. (When a service connects anonymously, a system-generated session key is created, which provides no protection, but it allows applications to sign and encrypt data without errors. Anonymous authentication uses a NULL session, which is a session with a server in which no user authentication is performed; and therefore, anonymous access is allowed.) ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions/
NetworkSecurity_AllowLocalSystemToUseComputerIdentityForNTLM
Integer: 0
Configure System Guard This policy allows the IT admin to configure the launch of System Guard. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/DeviceGuard/
ConfigureSystemGuardLaunch
Integer: 1
Turn On Virtualization Based Security 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. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/DeviceGuard/
EnableVirtualizationBasedSecurity
Integer: 1
Required Platform Security Features Added in Windows 10, version 1709. Specifies the platform security level at the next reboot. Value type is integer. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/DeviceGuard/
RequirePlatformSecurityFeatures
Integer: 1
Allow Windows to automatically connect to suggested open hotspots, to networks shared by contacts, and to hotspots offering paid services Allow or disallow the device to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Wifi/
AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots
Integer: 0
Audit Credential Validation Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by validation tests on user account logon credentials. Events in this subcategory occur only on the computer that is authoritative for those credentials. For domain accounts, the domain controller is authoritative. For local accounts, the local computer is authoritative. Volume: High on domain controllers. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogon_AuditCredentialValidation
Integer: 3
Audit Account Lockout Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by a failed attempt to log on to an account that is locked out. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an account cannot log on to a computer because the account is locked out. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. Logon events are essential for understanding user activity and to detect potential attacks. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditAccountLockout
Integer: 2
Audit Group Membership Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy allows you to audit the group membership information in the user’s logon token. Events in this subcategory are generated on the computer on which a logon session is created. For an interactive logon, the security audit event is generated on the computer that the user logged on to. For a network logon, such as accessing a shared folder on the network, the security audit event is generated on the computer hosting the resource. When this setting is configured, one or more security audit events are generated for each successful logon. You must also enable the Audit Logon setting under Advanced Audit Policy Configuration\System Audit Policies\Logon/Logoff. Multiple events are generated if the group membership information cannot fit in a single security audit event. Volume: Low on a client computer. Medium on a domain controller or a network server. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditGroupMembership
Integer: 1
Audit Logoff Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by the closing of a logon session. These events occur on the computer that was accessed. For an interactive logoff the security audit event is generated on the computer that the user account logged on to. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when a logon session is closed. Success audits record successful attempts to close sessions and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts to close sessions. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when a logon session is closed. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditLogoff
Integer: 3
Audit Logon Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by user account logon attempts on the computer. Events in this subcategory are related to the creation of logon sessions and occur on the computer which was accessed. For an interactive logon, the security audit event is generated on the computer that the user account logged on to. For a network logon, such as accessing a shared folder on the network, the security audit event is generated on the computer hosting the resource ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditLogon
Integer: 3
Audit Other Logon Logoff Events Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit other logon/logoff-related events that are not covered in the “Logon/Logoff” policy setting, such as the following: Terminal Services session disconnections. New Terminal Services sessions. Locking and unlocking a workstation. Invoking a screen saver. Dismissal of a screen saver. Detection of a Kerberos replay attack, in which a Kerberos request was received twice with identical information. This condition could be caused by network misconfiguration. Access to a wireless network granted to a user or computer account. Access to a wired 802.1x network granted to a user or computer account. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditOtherLogonLogoffEvents
Integer: 3
Audit Special Logon Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by special logons, such as the following: The use of a special logon, which is a logon that has administrator-equivalent privileges and can be used to elevate a process to a higher level. A logon by a member of a Special Group. Special Groups enable you to audit events generated when a member of a certain group has logged on to your network. You can configure a list of group security identifiers (SIDs) in the registry. If any of those SIDs are added to a token during logon and the subcategory is enabled, an event is logged. For more information about this feature, see Audit Special Logon. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountLogonLogoff_AuditSpecialLogon
Integer: 3
Audit Security Group Management Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by changes to security groups, such as the following: Security group is created, changed, or deleted. Member is added or removed from a security group. Group type is changed. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt to change a security group is made. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when a security group changes. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountManagement_AuditSecurityGroupManagement
Integer: 3
Audit User Account Management Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit changes to user accounts. Events include the following: A user account is created, changed, deleted; renamed, disabled, enabled, locked out, or unlocked. A user account’s password is set or changed. A security identifier (SID) is added to the SID History of a user account. The Directory Services Restore Mode password is configured. Permissions on administrative user accounts are changed. Credential Manager credentials are backed up or restored. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt to change a user account is made. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when a user account changes. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
AccountManagement_AuditUserAccountManagement
Integer: 3
Audit PNP Activity Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit when plug and play detects an external device. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated whenever plug and play detects an external device. Only Success audits are recorded for this category. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when an external device is detected by plug and play. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
DetailedTracking_AuditPNPActivity
Integer: 1
Audit Process Creation Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated when a process is created or starts. The name of the application or user that created the process is also audited. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when a process is created. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when a process is created. Volume: Depends on how the computer is used. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
DetailedTracking_AuditProcessCreation
Integer: 1
Audit Detailed File Share Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit attempts to access files and folders on a shared folder. The Detailed File Share setting logs an event every time a file or folder is accessed, whereas the File Share setting only records one event for any connection established between a client and file share. Detailed File Share audit events include detailed information about the permissions or other criteria used to grant or deny access. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt is made to access a file or folder on a share. The administrator can specify whether to audit only successes, only failures, or both successes and failures. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
ObjectAccess_AuditDetailedFileShare
Integer: 2
Audit File Share Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit attempts to access a shared folder. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt is made to access a shared folder. If this policy setting is defined, the administrator can specify whether to audit only successes, only failures, or both successes and failures. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
ObjectAccess_AuditFileShare
Integer: 3
Audit Other Object Access Events Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by the management of task scheduler jobs or COM+ objects. For scheduler jobs, the following are audited: Job created. Job deleted. Job enabled. Job disabled. Job updated. For COM+ objects, the following are audited: Catalog object added. Catalog object updated. Catalog object deleted. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
ObjectAccess_AuditOtherObjectAccessEvents
Integer: 3
Audit Removable Storage Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit user attempts to access file system objects on a removable storage device. A security audit event is generated only for all objects for all types of access requested. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated each time an account accesses a file system object on a removable storage. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when an account accesses a file system object on a removable storage. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
ObjectAccess_AuditRemovableStorage
Integer: 3
Audit Authentication Policy Change Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by changes to the authentication policy. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt to change the authentication policy is made. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when the authentication policy is changed. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
PolicyChange_AuditAuthenticationPolicyChange
Integer: 1
Audit MPSSVC Rule Level Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by changes in policy rules used by the Microsoft Protection Service (MPSSVC). This service is used by Windows Firewall. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated by attempts to change policy rules used by the MPSSVC. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated by changes in policy rules used by the MPSSVC. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
PolicyChange_AuditMPSSVCRuleLevelPolicyChange
Integer: 3
Audit Other Policy Change Events Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by other security policy changes that are not audited in the policy change category, such as the following: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) configuration changes. Kernel-mode cryptographic self tests. Cryptographic provider operations. Cryptographic context operations or modifications. Applied Central Access Policies (CAPs) changes. Boot Configuration Data (BCD) modifications. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
PolicyChange_AuditOtherPolicyChangeEvents
Integer: 3
Audit Policy Change Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit changes in the security audit policy settings, such as the following: Settings permissions and audit settings on the Audit Policy object. Changes to the system audit policy. Registration of security event sources. De-registration of security event sources. Changes to the per-user audit settings. Changes to the value of CrashOnAuditFail. Changes to the system access control list on a file system or registry object. Changes to the Special Groups list. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
PolicyChange_AuditPolicyChange
Integer: 3
Audit Sensitive Privilege Use Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated when sensitive privileges (user rights) are used, such as the following: A privileged service is called. One of the following privileges are called: Act as part of the operating system. Back up files and directories. Create a token object. Debug programs. Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation. Generate security audits. Impersonate a client after authentication. Load and unload device drivers. Manage auditing and security log. Modify firmware environment values. Replace a process-level token. Restore files and directories. Take ownership of files or other objects. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
PrivilegeUse_AuditSensitivePrivilegeUse
Integer: 3
Audit Other System Events Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit any of the following events: Startup and shutdown of the Windows Firewall service and driver. Security policy processing by the Windows Firewall Service. Cryptography key file and migration operations. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/System_AuditOtherSystemEvents Integer: 3
Audit Security State Change Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events generated by changes in the security state of the computer, such as the following events: Startup and shutdown of the computer. Change of system time. Recovering the system from CrashOnAuditFail, which is logged after a system restarts when the security event log is full and the CrashOnAuditFail registry entry is configured. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
System_AuditSecurityStateChange
Integer: 1
Audit Security System Extension Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events related to security system extensions or services. If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when an attempt is made to load a security system extension. Success audits record successful attempts and Failure audits record unsuccessful attempts. If you do not configure this policy setting, no audit event is generated when an attempt is made to load a security system extension. Volume: Low. Security system extension events are generated more often on a domain controller than on client computers or member servers. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
System_AuditSecuritySystemExtension
Integer: 1
Audit System Integrity Added in Windows 10, version 1903. Also available in Windows 10, versions 1809 and 1803 through servicing. This policy setting allows you to audit events that violate the integrity of the security subsystem, such as the following: Events that could not be written to the event log because of a problem with the auditing system. A process that uses a local procedure call (LPC) port that is not valid in an attempt to impersonate a client by replying, reading, or writing to or from a client address space. The detection of a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) that compromises system integrity. The detection of a hash value of an executable file that is not valid as determined by Code Integrity. Cryptographic operations that compromise system integrity. Volume: Low. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/
System_AuditSystemIntegrity
Integer: 3
Allow Windows Ink Workspace Added in Windows 10, version 1607. Specifies whether to allow the user to access the ink workspace. ADMX Info: GP English name: Allow Windows Ink Workspace GP name: AllowWindowsInkWorkspace GP element: AllowWindowsInkWorkspaceDropdown GP path: Windows Components/Windows Ink Workspace GP ADMX file name: WindowsInkWorkspace.admx Value type is int. The following list shows the supported values: 0 - access to ink workspace is disabled. The feature is turned off. 1 - ink workspace is enabled (feature is turned on), but the user cannot access it above the lock screen. 2 (default) - ink workspace is enabled (feature is turned on), and the user is allowed to use it above the lock screen. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/WindowsInkWorkspace/
AllowWindowsInkWorkspace
Integer: 1
Allow Find My Files Controls if the user can configure search to Find My Files mode, which searches files in secondary hard drives and also outside of the user profile. Find My Files does not allow users to search files or locations to which they do not have access. ADMX Info: GP English name: Allow Find My Files GP name: AllowFindMyFiles GP path: Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Search GP ADMX file name: Search.admx The following list shows the supported values: 1 (Default) - Find My Files feature can be toggled (still off by default), and the settings UI is present. 0 - Find My Files feature is turned off completely, and the settings UI is disabled. ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Search/
AllowIndexingEncryptedStoresOrItems
Integer: 0
Allow indexing of encrypted files Allows or disallows the indexing of items. This switch is for the Windows Search Indexer, which controls whether it will index items that are encrypted, such as the Windows Information Protection (WIP) protected files. When the policy is enabled, WIP protected items are indexed and the metadata about them are stored in an unencrypted location. The metadata includes things like file path and date modified. When the policy is disabled, the WIP protected items are not indexed and do not show up in the results in Cortana or file explorer. There may also be a performance impact on photos and Groove apps if there are a lot of WIP protected media files on the device. Most restricted value is 0. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Search/
AllowIndexingEncryptedStoresOrItems
Integer: 0
Allow Telemetry Allows the device to send diagnostic and usage telemetry data, such as Watson. The following list shows the supported values for Windows 8.1: 0 - Not allowed. 1 – Allowed, except for Secondary Data Requests. 2 (default) – Allowed. In Windows 10, you can configure this policy setting to decide what level of diagnostic data to send to Microsoft. The following list shows the supported values for Windows 10: 0 – (Security) Sends information that is required to help keep Windows more secure, including data about the Connected User Experience and Telemetry component settings, the Malicious Software Removal Tool, and Microsoft Defender. Note: This value is only applicable to Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, Windows 10 IoT Core (IoT Core), Hololens 2, and Windows Server 2016. Using this setting on other devices is equivalent to setting the value of 1. ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/System/AllowTelemetry Integer: 0
Prevent access to the about:flags page By default, users can access the about:flags page in Microsoft Edge, which is used to change developer settings and enable experimental features. Enabling this policy prevents users from accessing the about:flags page. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Browser/
PreventAccessToAboutFlagsInMicrosoftEdge
Integer: 1
Windows Hello for Business Boolean value that sets Windows Hello for Business as a method for signing into Windows. ./Vendor/MSFT/PassportforWork/f87adb37-069d-44ab-b352-f6d61ecc6db2/Policies/UsePassportForWork Boolean: False
Store for Business Private only Block the Windows 10 public store but allow access to the business store. ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/ApplicationManagement/
RequirePrivateStoreOnly
Integer: 1

Blueprint - Delivery Optimisation

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Blueprint - Delivery Optimisation
Profile type Delivery Optimisation
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the configuration settings within the profile.

Item Configuration
Download mode HTTP blended with peering behind same NAT (1)
Bandwidth optimization type Percentage
Maximum foreground download bandwidth (in %) 70
Maximum background download bandwidth (in %) 25
Delay background HTTP download (in seconds) 60
Delay foreground HTTP download (in seconds) 60
Minimum RAM required for peer caching (in GB) 4
Minimum disk size required for peer caching (in GB) 32
Minimum content file size for peer caching (in MB) 5
Minimum battery level required to upload (in %) 40
Maximum cache age (in days) 7
Maximum cache size type Percentage
Maximum cache size (in %) 20

Blueprint - Network Boundary

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Blueprint - Network Boundary
Profile type Network Boundary
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the configuration settings within the profile.

Item Configuration
Cloud resources sharepoint.com|www.yammer.com|yammer.com|persona.yammer.com|outlook.office.com|outlook.office365.com|attachments.office.net|crm.dynamics.com|visualstudio.com|powerbi.com|teams.microsoft.com|tasks.office.com|protection.office.com|meet.lync.com|project.microsoft.com

Blueprint - OneDrive Device

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Blueprint - OneDrive Device
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Silently move Windows known folders to OneDrive Device \OneDrive Enabled: Agency tenant ID
Show notification: No
Prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations Device \OneDrive Enabled
Require users to confirm large delete operations Device \OneDrive Enabled
Set the sync app update ring Device \OneDrive Enabled: Production
Prevent users from redirecting their Windows known folders to their PC Device \OneDrive Enabled
Use OneDrive Files On-Demand Device \OneDrive Enabled

Blueprint - OneDrive User

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Blueprint - OneDrive User
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned rol-Agency-users, rol-Agency-Administrators

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Coauthor and share in Office desktop apps User \OneDrive Enabled
Prevent users from syncing personal OneDrive accounts User \OneDrive Enabled

Custom - Desktop Configuration CSP

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Desktop Configuration CSP
Profile type Custom
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the OMA-URI settings within the profile.

Name Description OMA-URI Value
DefaultAssociationsConfiguration Not configured ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/ApplicationDefaults/
DefaultAssociationsConfiguration
Agency to generate base64 file on reference computer.
See ApplicationDefaults policy csp.
TimeZone Not configured ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/TimeLanguageSettings/
ConfigureTimeZone
String: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Custom - Device Restrictions

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Device Restrictions
Profile type Device Restrictions
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the configuration settings within the profile.

Item Configuration
Locked Screen Experience  
Locked screen picture URL (Desktop only) Agency to define
Personalization  
Desktop background picture URL Agency to define
Start  
Start Menu Layout File: Start_menu_layout.xml

Custom - Edge Browser

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Edge Browser
Profile type Administrative templates
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic, rol-Agency-Administrators, rol-Agency-users

The following table outlines the settings within the profile.

Item Type ADMX Path Value
Action to take on startup Device \Microsoft Edge\Startup, home page and new tab page Open a list of URLs
Browser sign-in settings Device \Microsoft Edge Force users to sign-in to use the browser
Configure the new tab page URL Device \Microsoft Edge\Startup, home page and new tab page Agency to define
Configure whether a user always has a default profile automatically signed in with their work or school account Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Default search provider name Device \Microsoft Edge\Default search provider Agency to define
Default search provider search URL Device \Microsoft Edge\Default search provider Agency to define
Default search provider URL for suggestions Device \Microsoft Edge\Default search provider Agency to define
Enable the default search provider Device \Microsoft Edge\Default search provider Enabled
Force synchronization of browser data and do not show the sync consent prompt Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Hide the First-run experience and splash screen Device \Microsoft Edge Enabled
Site to Zone Assignment List Device \Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page https://autologon.microsoftazuread-sso.com - 1
Sites to open when the browser starts Device \Microsoft Edge\Startup, home page and new tab page Agency to define

Custom - Interactive Logon Banner CSP

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Interactive Logon Banner CSP
Profile type Custom
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the OMA-URI settings within the profile.

Name Description OMA-URI Value
Interactive Login Banner - Title Not configured ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions/
InteractiveLogon_MessageTitleForUsersAttemptingToLogOn
String: Agency to define warning title
Interactive Login Banner - Text Not Configured ./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/LocalPoliciesSecurityOptions/
InteractiveLogon_MessageTextForUsersAttemptingToLogOn
String: Agency to define logon banner text

Custom - Windows Defender Application Control CSP

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Windows Defender Application Control CSP
Profile type Custom
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the OMA-URI settings within the profile.

Name Description OMA-URI Value
WDACBasePolicy The ApplicationControl CSP enforces that the “ID” segment of a given policy URI is the same GUID as the policy ID in the policy blob. Each Policy GUID node contains a Policy node and a corresponding PolicyInfo node. ./Vendor/MSFT/ApplicationControl/Policies/(policy GUID)/Policy Base64 (file) (see Client devices technical instruction
WDACSuppPolicy1 Additional supplemental policy from generated from a base WDAC policy. ./Vendor/MSFT/ApplicationControl/Policies/(policy GUID)/Policy Base64 (file) (see Client devices technical instruction

iOS Devices

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Devices > Configuration profiles > Create Profile > iOS/iPadOS

Blueprint - iOS device restrictions

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Blueprint - iOS device restrictions
Profile type Device Restrictions
Platform supported iOS/iPadOS
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned rol-Agency-users, rol-Agency-Administrators

Configuration settings:

  • App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming
    • Block viewing corporate documents in unmanaged apps: Yes
    • Treat AirDrop as an unmanaged destination: Yes
    • Viewing non-corporate documents in corporate apps: Yes
    • Block in-app purchases: Yes
    • Block download of explicit sexual content in Apple Books: Yes
    • Block App store: Yes
    • Block playback of explicit iTunes music, podcast, or news content: Yes
    • Block adding Game Center friends: Yes
    • Block Game Center: Yes
    • Block multiplayer gaming in the Game Center: Yes
    • Block Access to network drive in Files app: Yes
  • Built-in Apps
    • Block Siri: Yes
    • Require Safari fraud warnings: Yes
    • Block internet search results from Spotlight: Yes
    • Safari cookies: Block all cookies, and block cross site tracking
    • Block Safari JavaScript: Yes
    • Block Safari pop-ups: Yes
    • Block Siri for dictation: Yes
    • Block camera: Yes
    • Block Apple Book: Yes
    • Block iTunes Store: Yes
    • Block Find My iPhone: Yes
    • Block Find My Friends: Yes
    • Block user modification to the Find My Friends settings: Yes
    • Block removal of system apps from device: Yes
    • Block Safari Autofill: Yes
  • Cloud and Storage
    • Force Encrypted backup: Yes
    • Block managed apps from storing data in iCloud: Yes
    • Block backup of enterprise books: Yes
    • Block notes and highlights sync for enterprise books: Yes
    • Block iCloud Photos sync: Yes
    • Block iCloud Photo Library: Yes
    • Block My photo stream: Yes
    • Block Handoff: Yes
    • Block iCloud backup: Yes
    • Block iCloud document and data sync: Yes
    • Block iCloud Keychain sync: Yes
  • Connected Devices
    • Force wrist detection for paired Apple Watch: Yes
    • Require AirPlay outgoing requests pairing password: Yes
    • Block Apple Watch auto unlock: Yes
    • Block AirDrop: Yes
    • Block pairing with Apple Watch: Yes
    • Block pairing with non-Configurator hosts: Yes
    • Block AirPrint: Block
    • Block setting up new nearby devices: Yes
    • Block access to USB drive in Files app: Yes
    • Disable near-field communication (NFC): Yes
  • General
    • Block sending diagnostic and usage data to Apple: Yes
    • Block screenshots and screen recording: Yes
    • Block untrusted TLS certificates: Yes
    • Block over-the-air PKI updates: Yes
    • Force limited ad tracking: Yes
    • Block trusting new enterprise app authors: Yes
    • Limit Apple personalized advertising: Yes
    • Block modification of account settings: Block
    • Block Screen Time: Yes
    • Block use of erase all content and settings: Yes
    • Block modification of device name: Yes
    • Block modification of notifications settings: Yes
    • Block modification of Wallpaper: Yes
    • Block configuration profile changes: Yes
    • Allow activation lock: Yes
    • Block removing apps: Yes
    • Block app clips: Yes
    • Force automatic date and time: Yes
    • Block VPN creation: Yes
    • Block modification of eSIM settings: Yes
  • Lock Screen Experience
    • Block Control Center access in lock screen: Yes
    • Block Notification Center access in lock screen: Yes
    • Block Today view in lock screen: Yes
    • Block Wallet notifications in lock screen: Yes
  • Password
    • Require Password: Yes
    • Block Simple passwords: Yes
    • Required password type: Alphanumeric
    • Number of non-alphanumerics characters in password: 1
    • Minimum password length: 14
    • Number of sign-in failures before wiping the device: 11
    • Maximum minutes after screen lock before password is required: Immediately
    • Maximum minutes of inactivity until screen locks: 2 Minutes
    • Password expiration (days): 365
    • Prevent reuse of previous passwords: 5
    • Block Touch ID and Face ID unlock: Yes
    • Block password AutoFill: Yes
    • Block password proximity requests: Yes
    • Block password sharing: Yes
  • Restricted Apps
    • Type of restricted app list: Approved apps
App store URL App bundle ID App Name Publisher
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/adobe-acrobat-reader-for-pdf/id469337564 com.adobe.Adobe-Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF Adobe Inc
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-authenticator/id983156458 com.microsoft.azureauthenticator Microsoft Authenticator Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-edge/id1288723196 com.microsoft.msedge Microsoft Edge Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407 com.microsoft.Office.Excel Microsoft Excel Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onedrive/id477537958 com.microsoft.skydrive Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-onenote/id410395246 com.microsoft.onenote Microsoft OneNote Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534 com.microsoft.Office.Powerpoint Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596 com.microsoft.Office.Outlook Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-sharepoint/id1091505266 com.microsoft.sharepoint Microsoft SharePoint Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-teams/id1113153706 com.microsoft.skype.teams Microsoft Teams Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word/id586447913 com.microsoft.Office.Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Corporation
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/power-apps/id1047318566 com.microsoft.msapps PowerApps Microsoft Corporation
  • Shared iPad
    • Block Shared iPad temporary sessions: Yes
  • Wireless
    • Block voice dialing while device is locked: Yes
    • Require joining Wi-Fi networks only using configuration profiles: Yes

Custom - iOS device feature policy

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - iOS device feature policy
Profile type Device Features
Platform supported iOS/iPadOS
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned rol-Agency-users, rol-Agency-Administrators

Configuration settings:

  • Lock Screen Message
    • “If Lost, Return to…” Message: If lost return to the <Agency Name>
  • Wallpaper
    • Wallpaper Display Location: Lock Screen and Home Screen
    • Wallpaper Image: Agency wallpaper

Custom - Per App VPN

The following table outlines the profile is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Profile Name Custom - Per App VPN
Profile type VPN
Platform supported iOS/iPadOS
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned rol-Agency-users, rol-Agency-Administrators

Configuration settings:

  • Connection Type: VPN Provider
  • Connection name: PerApp VPN
  • VPN Address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
  • Authentication method: username and password
  • Split tunnelling: Disabled
  • Type of automatic VPN: Per-app VPN
  • Block users from disabling automatic VPN: Yes

Endpoint Security

The ABAC settings for the Agency Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Intune (Intune) Endpoint Security settings can be found below. This includes configuration specific to Windows devices for Antivirus, Disk Encryption, Firewall, Endpoint Detection and Response, Attack Surface Reduction, Account Protection and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Please note, if a setting is not mentioned in the below, it should be assumed to have been left at its default setting.

Windows Client Devices

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security

Antivirus

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Antivirus

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Defender Antivirus
Profile Microsoft Defender Antivirus
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Cloud protection  
Turn on cloud-delivered protection Yes
Cloud-delivered protection level High
Defender Cloud Extended Timeout In Seconds 50
Microsoft Defender Antivirus Exclusions  
Disable local admin merge Yes
Defender Processes To Exclude Agency to define (if required)
File extensions to exclude from scans and real-time protection 0 items
Defender Files and Folders to Exclude Agency to define (if required)
Real-time protection  
Turn on real-time protection Yes
Enable on access protection Yes
Monitoring for incoming and outgoing files Monitor all files
Turn on behavior monitoring Yes
Turn on intrusion protection Yes
Enable network protection Enabled
Scan all downloaded files and attachments Yes
Scan scripts that are used in Microsoft browsers Yes
Scan network files Yes
Scan emails Yes
Remediation  
Number of days (0-90) to keep quarantined malware 0
Submit samples consent Send all samples automatically
Action to take on potentially unwanted apps Enable
Scan  
Scan archive files Yes
Use low CPU priority for scheduled scans Yes
Disable catch-up full scan No
Disable Catchup Quick Scan No
CPU usage limit per scan 50
Scan mapped network drives during full scan Yes
Run daily quick scan at 2 AM
Scan type Quick scan
Check for signature updates before running scan Yes
Updates  
Enter how often (0-24 hours) to check for security intelligence updates 1
Define file shares for downloading definition updates 0 items
Define the order of sources for downloading definition updates 0 items
User experience  
Allow user access to Microsoft Defender app Yes

Windows Security

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Antivirus

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Windows Security
Profile Windows Security experience
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Windows Security  
Enable tamper protection to prevent Microsoft Defender being disabled Enable
Windows Security app notifications Block non-critical notifications
Disable the Clear TPM option in the Windows Security app Yes

Disk Encryption

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Disk Encryption

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - BitLocker
Profile BitLocker
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 0
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
BitLocker - Base Settings  
Enable full disk encryption for OS and fixed data drives Yes
Hide prompt about third-party encryption Yes
Allow standard users to enable encryption during Autopilot Yes
Configure client-driven recovery password rotation Enable rotation on Azure AD-joined devices
BitLocker - Fixed Drive Settings  
BitLocker fixed drive policy Configure
Fixed drive recovery Configure
Recovery key file creation Allowed
Configure BitLocker recovery package Password and key
Require device to back up recovery information to Azure AD Yes
Recovery password creation Allowed
Hide recovery options during BitLocker setup Yes
Enable BitLocker after recovery information to store Yes
Block write access to fixed data-drives not protected by BitLocker Yes
Configure encryption method for fixed data-drives AES 256bit XTS
BitLocker - OS Drive Settings  
BitLocker system drive policy Configure
Startup authentication required Yes
Compatible TPM startup Allowed
Compatible TPM startup PIN Allowed
Compatible TPM startup key Allowed
Compatible TPM startup key and PIN Allowed
System drive recovery Configure
Recovery key file creation Allowed
Configure BitLocker recovery package Password and key
Require device to back up recovery information to Azure AD Yes
Recovery password creation Allowed
Hide recovery options during BitLocker setup Yes
Enable BitLocker after recovery information to store Yes
Minimum PIN length 14
Configure encryption method for fixed data-drives AES 256bit XTS
BitLocker - Removable Drive Settings  
BitLocker removable drive policy Configure
Configure encryption method for removable data-drives AES 256bit XTS
Block write access to removable data-drives not protected by BitLocker Yes
Block write access to devices configured in another organization Yes

Firewall

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Firewall

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Defender Firewall
Profile Microsoft Defender Firewall
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Microsoft Defender Firewall  
Stateful File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Allow
Number of seconds a security association can be idle before it’s deleted 300
Preshared key encoding UTF8
Certificate revocation list (CRL) verification Attempt
Turn on Microsoft Defender Firewall for domain networks Yes
Block stealth mode No
Block unicast responses to multicast broadcasts No
Disable inbound notifications Yes
Block outbound connections Yes
Block inbound connections Yes
Ignore authorized application firewall rules No
Ignore global port firewall rules No
Ignore all local firewall rules No
Ignore connection security rules No
Turn on Microsoft Defender Firewall for private networks Yes
Block stealth mode No
Block unicast responses to multicast broadcasts No
Disable inbound notifications Yes
Block outbound connections Yes
Block inbound connections Yes
Ignore authorized application firewall rules No
Ignore global port firewall rules No
Ignore all local firewall rules No
Ignore connection security rules No
Turn on Microsoft Defender Firewall for public network Yes
Block stealth mode No
Block unicast responses to multicast broadcasts No
Disable inbound notifications Yes
Block outbound connections Yes
Block inbound connections Yes
Ignore authorized application firewall rules No
Ignore global port firewall rules No
Ignore all local firewall rules No
Ignore connection security rules No

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Firewall

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Each firewall rule policy can contain up to 150 individual rules. Guidance on creating this policy can be found within Windows Firewall rules import technical guide.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Defender Firewall Rules #(number)
Profile Microsoft Defender Firewall Rules
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The exact firewall rules imported are specific to the agency reference computer and will vary depending on Windows version and build.

Endpoint Detection and Response

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Endpoint Detection and Response

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Endpoint Detection and Response
Profile Endpoint Detection and Response
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Endpoint Detection and Response  
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint client configuration package type Onboarding blob
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint onboarding blob Value has been set
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint onboarding filename WindowsDefenderATP.onboarding
Sample sharing for all files Yes
Expedite telemetry reporting frequency Yes

Attack Surface Reduction

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Attack Surface Reduction

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Attack Surface Reduction
Profile Attack surface reduction rules
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Block persistence through WMI event subscription Block
Block credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem (lsass.exe) Enable
Block Adobe Reader from creating child processes Enable
Block Office applications from injecting code into other processes Block
Block Office applications from creating executable content Block
Block all Office applications from creating child processes Block
Block Win32 API calls from Office macro Block
Block Office communication apps from creating child processes Enable
Block execution of potentially obfuscated scripts (js/vbs/ps) Block
Block JavaScript or VBScript from launching downloaded executable content Block
Block process creations originating from PSExec and WMI commands Block
Block untrusted and unsigned processes that run from USB Block
Block executable files from running unless they meet a prevalence, age, or trusted list criteria Block
Block executable content download from email and webmail clients Block
Use advanced protection against ransomware Enable
Enable folder protection Enable
List of additional folders that need to be protected 0 items
List of apps that have access to protected folders 0 items
Exclude files and paths from attack surface reduction rules Agency to define (if required)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Attack Surface Reduction

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Device Control
Profile Device Control
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Allow hardware device installation by device identifiers Yes
Allow list Agency to define
Allow hardware device installation by setup class Yes
Allow list Agency to define
Allow hardware device installation by device instance identifiers Yes
Allow list Agency to define
Scan removable drives during full scan Yes
Block direct memory access Enabled
Enumeration of external devices incompatible with Kernel DMA Protection Block All
Block bluetooth pre-pairing Yes
Block bluetooth advertising Yes
Block bluetooth proximal connections Yes
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Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Attack Surface Reduction

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Application Guard
Profile App and browser isolation
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Turn on Application Guard Enabled for Edge
Collect logs for events that occur within an Application Guard session Yes

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Attack Surface Reduction

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Exploit Protection
Profile Exploit protection
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Upload XML Agency to generate XML from from a reference computer.
See create exploit guard policy
Block users from editing the Exploit Guard protection interface Yes

Account Protection

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Account Protection

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Item Configuration
Policy Name ACSC - Account Protection
Profile Account protection (preview)
Platform supported Windows 10 and later
Groups excluded 1
Assigned Yes
Groups assigned grp-agency-windows10-dynamic

The following table outlines the settings within the policy.

Item Configuration
Block Windows Hello for Business Enabled
Turn on Credential Guard Enable with UEFI lock

Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Endpoint Security > Setup > Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

The following table outlines the policy is created for all implementation types.

Note, configuration is completed after Defender for Endpoint has been enabled to connect within Intune, see connecting Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to Intune.

The following table outlines the settings within the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint setup node.

Item Configuration
MDM Compliance Policy Settings  
Connect Android devices of version 6.0.0 and above to Microsoft Defender ATP Off
Connect iOS devices version 8.0 and above to Microsoft Defender ATP On
Connect Windows devices version 10.0.15063 and above to Microsoft Defender ATP On
Block unsupported OS versions Off
App Protection Policy Settings  
Connect Android devices to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for app protection policy evaluation Off
Connect iOS devices to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for app protection policy evaluation Off
Common Shared Settings  
Number of days until partner is unresponsive 0

Scripts

In additional to configuration profiles, native Intune scripts are used to deploy configuration where there is not a supported configuration item natively to configure a setting on a Windows Device.

Scripts can be found within the following console node Microsoft Endpoint Manager> Devices > Scripts

Remove built-in apps

  • Profile name: RemoveBuiltInApps
  • Script settings
    • PowerShell script: RemoveBuiltInApps.ps1
    • Run this script using the logged-on credentials: No
    • Enforce script signature check: No
    • Run script in 64 bit PowerShell Host: No
  • Scope tags: Default
  • Assignments
    • Included groups: grp-agency-windows10-dynamic
    • Excluded groups: -

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