The Windows machine basic compliance benchmark provides a simple overview of the security settings against simple security best practices and should be used for guidance only as this does not guarantee a secure system and customers should fully investigate the consequences of any security configuration changes prior to making them.


Windows Basic Compliance Benchmark

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CENTREL Solutions Ltd


Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or above

More Information

Information used by this benchmark is provided by the following pages:

Microsoft password policy guidelines

Microsoft account lockout policy guidelines

Microsoft security options guidelines

Microsoft audit policy recommendations "Stronger Recommendation"