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247

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247

Last Update:

29 Nov 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

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Windows Security Baseline 1903

WinSecurityBaseline (Install)

19.03.01 | Updated: 29 Nov 2019

Downloads:

247

Downloads of v 19.03.01:

247

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

WinSecurityBaseline (Install) 19.03.01

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exempt:

Must be installed on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016.

To install WinSecurityBaseline (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade WinSecurityBaseline (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall WinSecurityBaseline (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade winsecuritybaseline -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade winsecuritybaseline -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure winsecuritybaseline installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: winsecuritybaseline
    state: present
    version: 19.03.01
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'winsecuritybaseline' do
  action    :install
  version  '19.03.01'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: winsecuritybaseline,
    Version: 19.03.01,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller winsecuritybaseline
{
   Name     = 'winsecuritybaseline'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '19.03.01'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'winsecuritybaseline':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '19.03.01',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install winsecuritybaseline version="19.03.01" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 30 Nov 2019.

Description

Windows security baselines

Applies to

  • Windows Server 2016+
  • Windows 10

Package Specific

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /OSType:workstation\server - Default values is server

Package Uninstallation

  • Package LGPO settings cannot be uninsalled programticall once installed. This need to be done manually!

Using security baselines in your organization

Microsoft is dedicated to providing its customers with secure operating systems, such as Windows 10 and Windows Server, and secure apps, such as Microsoft Edge. In addition to the security assurance of its products, Microsoft also enables you to have fine control over your environments by providing various configuration capabilities.

Even though Windows and Windows Server are designed to be secure out-of-the-box, many organizations still want more granular control over their security configurations. To navigate the large number of controls, organizations need guidance on configuring various security features. Microsoft provides this guidance in the form of security baselines.

We recommend that you implement an industry-standard configuration that is broadly known and well-tested, such as Microsoft security baselines, as opposed to creating a baseline yourself. This helps increase flexibility and reduce costs.

Here is a good blog about Sticking with Well-Known and Proven Solutions.

What are security baselines?

Every organization faces security threats. However, the types of security threats that are of most concern to one organization can be completely different from another organization. For example, an e-commerce company may focus on protecting its Internet-facing web apps, while a hospital may focus on protecting confidential patient information. The one thing that all organizations have in common is a need to keep their apps and devices secure. These devices must be compliant with the security standards (or security baselines) defined by the organization.

A security baseline is a group of Microsoft-recommended configuration settings that explains their security impact. These settings are based on feedback from Microsoft security engineering teams, product groups, partners, and customers.

Why are security baselines needed?

Security baselines are an essential benefit to customers because they bring together expert knowledge from Microsoft, partners, and customers.

For example, there are over 3,000 Group Policy settings for Windows 10, which does not include over 1,800 Internet Explorer 11 settings. Of these 4,800 settings, only some are security-related. Although Microsoft provides extensive guidance on different security features, exploring each one can take a long time. You would have to determine the security impact of each setting on your own. Then, you would still need to determine the appropriate value for each setting.

In modern organizations, the security threat landscape is constantly evolving, and IT pros and policy-makers must keep up with security threats and make required changes to Windows security settings to help mitigate these threats. To enable faster deployments and make managing Windows easier, Microsoft provides customers with security baselines that are available in consumable formats, such as Group Policy Objects backups.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$toolsDir  = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$arguments = Get-PackageParameters

$OSVersion = [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version

if($OSVersion.Major -lt 10){
  throw "Windows build must be Windows10+ or Server2016+"
}

$SecBaseLineUrl = 'https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/5/C/85C25433-A1B0-4FFA-9429-7E023E7DA8D8/Windows%2010%20Version%201903%20and%20Windows%20Server%20Version%201903%20Security%20Baseline%20-%20Sept2019Update.zip' # download url, HTTPS preferred
$LGPOUrl        = 'https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/5/C/85C25433-A1B0-4FFA-9429-7E023E7DA8D8/LGPO.zip'

$SecBaseLinePackageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$env:ChocolateyPackageName"
  url           = $SecBaseLineUrl
  checksum      = 'F51FC91A6E5CEEE9D965F2D12319DEFA25073101421D212F95F40A402DDA7740'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = ''
}

$LGPOPackageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$env:ChocolateyPackageName\Scripts\Tools"
  url           = $LGPOUrl
  checksum      = '6FFB6416366652993C992280E29FAEA3507B5B5AA661C33BA1AF31F48ACEA9C4'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = ''
}

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @SecBaseLinePackageArgs
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @LGPOPackageArgs

#Run Microsoft PS1 installer
if ($arguments.ContainsKey("OSType")) {
  Write-Host "OSType Argument Found"
  $OSType = $arguments["OSType"]
  if ($OSType -notmatch "Server|Worstation"){
    Throw "Arguments must be either 'server' or 'workstaiton'"
  }
}
else{
  $OSType = 'Server'
} 

$ScriptInstallerPath = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$env:ChocolateyPackageName\Scripts\Baseline-LocalInstall.ps1"

if ($OSType -eq 'Server'){
  & $ScriptInstallerPath -WSNonDomainJoined
}
elseif ($OSType -eq 'Workstation'){
  & $ScriptInstallerPath -Win10NonDomainJoined
}
else {
  Throw "Error selection powershell arguments"
}
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  ZipFileName   = 'Windows 10 Version 1903 and Windows Server Version 1903 Security Baseline - Sept2019Update.zip'
}

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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