Microsoft releases the Security Compliance Management toolkit for ConfigMgr 2007

The toolkit provides best practices from Microsoft about how to plan, deploy, monitor, and remediate a security baseline. The toolkit includes 12 Configuration Packs that you can use with the desired configuration management (DCM) feature in Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to monitor Windows Vista®, Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows Server® 2003 SP2.

The toolkit also offers a proven method that your organization can use to effectively monitor the compliance state of recommended security baselines for Windows Vista®, Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows Server® 2003 SP2. You can monitor computers running these operating systems using the desired configuration management (DCM) feature in Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with the Configuration Packs the toolkit provides. In addition, you can quickly and easily run reports to demonstrate how your organization is meeting important compliance regulations.
The Security Compliance Management toolkit includes the following components:

  • Security Compliance Management Overview.docx: This document describes the overall security compliance management process and the steps that the toolkit recommends to achieve security compliance using prescribed security baselines.
  • DCM Configuration Pack User Guide.docx: This user guide describes how to load and operate the Configuration Packs in the desired configuration management (DCM) feature of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
  • SecurityComplianceManagement.msi: This Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) file includes 12 Configuration Packs to provide security baseline checks for Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP2.
  • Informational Materials.zip: The materials include a Security Compliance Management Data Sheet and a FAQ that explain how the guidance for the toolkit can benefit your organization.

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