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Accelerating the adoption of Microsoft technologies. SCAP Adoption at Microsoft. Kelly Hengesteg, Principal Group Manager. Agenda. Solution Accelerators Microsoft Security Baselines System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP Security Compliance Manager Questions.

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  • Solution Accelerators
  • Microsoft Security Baselines
  • System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP
  • Security Compliance Manager
  • Questions

solution accelerator team
Solution Accelerator Team
  • Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft technology in every organization

Over 2.55 million downloads a year

+ 24M SysInternals downloads

4.39M Download page views

58% conversion rate

Customer satisfaction

158 NSAT currently

NSAT uplift 24 w/use of SA

87% accelerated adoption

Partner satisfaction

128 NSAT currently

91% accelerated adoption

60.9% used by Partners

Product impact



Scripts and Code





how do we build accelerators
How Do We Build Accelerators?

Products & Technologies



Best Practices


  • Customers
  • Partners
  • Product Groups
  • Microsoft
  • Research
  • Industry


  • Solution Accelerators
    • Partner andMicrosoft Service offerings
    • Productimprovements
    • TechNet
    • Microsoft Learning
    • Microsoft Press

most popular solution accelerators
Most Popular Solution Accelerators
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • Security Compliance Management Toolkit
  • Malware Removal Starter Kit
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series
  • Microsoft Operations Framework

system center configuration manager extensions for scap1
System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP

Attained NIST recognition for SCCM 2007 as a SCAP-validated tool with FDCC scanning capability June ‘09

  • Consume SCAP data streams
  • Assess a system for compliance
  • Report results in SCAP format

System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP

Enables agencies to take advantage of their existing SCCM infrastructures to meet the reporting requirements of the FDCC mandate

solution architecture
Solution Architecture

Command line tool that converts SCAP content for FDCC into DCM configuration packs

Leverages SCCM 2007 feature of desired configuration management to conduct assessment

Deploy SCMDCM script to clients to assess a subset of settings in the FDCC

FDCC SCAP content

SCCM DCM configuration pack

SCCM 2007



Assesses client compliance

Conversion tool

Conversion tool


Command line tool that converts SCCM DCM assessments to SCAP format

SCAP reports

SCCM DCM report

Output logs

Admin input


SCAP2DCM & DCM2SCAP conversion tools

Current versions of both x86 and x64 Windows

Requires Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later

SCMDCM script

Current versions of 32-bit Windows


  • MSI
      • SCAP2DCM.exe
      • DCM2SCAP.exe
      • ScmDcm.exe (packaged in ScmDcm.msi)
      • Configuration files
      • Release notes, user guide, FAQ, data mapping documentation

implementation prerequisites
Implementation Prerequisites



  • Started developing security guides in 2002 (Windows 2000 Security Guide)
    • The goal was to:
      • Help reduce support costs due to …unsupportable configurations
      • Reduce the conflicting security guidance available to our customers, drove the creation of the SCRB (Security Content Review Board) today resides in the TwC team
      • Bring together multiple government agencies to collaborate and produce a unified guide

evolution of the security guide
Evolution of the Security Guide

Security Guide

Threats & Countermeasures







Group PolicyObjects

Excel listingof settings

Security Templates (GPO’s)


security compliance management toolkit series
Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

An end-to-end solution to help you plan, deploy, and monitor your security baselines.

Based on tested guidance by Microsoft security experts

Available as a freedownload from Microsoft

security baseline portfolio
Security Baseline Portfolio
  • Available Today

Security Compliance Management ToolkitIncludes GPO Accelerator, SCCM DCM configuration packs, and security guidance)

      • Windows XP Security Baseline
      • Windows Vista Security Baseline
      • Windows Server 2003 Security Baseline
      • Windows Server 2008 Security Baseline
      • 2007 Office Security Baseline
      • Windows 7 Security Baseline (just released)
        • Bit Locker Security Baselines (just released)
      • Internet Explorer 8.0 Security Baseline (just released)
    • Hyper-V Security Guide



  • Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline
  • Hyper-V (R2 refresh) Security Guide
  • SQL Server 2008 – RBDMS only Baseline


  • Exchange Server 2010 Security Baseline
  • Office 2010 Security Baseline
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 / 2010 Security Baseline
managing security baselines
Managing Security Baselines
  • Tool provides:
    • Exportation of baseline in multiple formats/standards
    • Classified data (structuralized)
    • Improved data presentation
    • Unified experience from security baseline deployment to compliance check
    • Ability to customize baseline
    • Compare and merging of baselines

current requirements
Current Requirements

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Security Compliance Manager:

Enough free disk space/memory

Admin must be logged on

Windows Installer 2.0 or greater

Current versions of both x86 and x64

Windows XP or later

Requires Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later

Requires SQL Express 2008 or later

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 or later (Word & Excel)

Single instance/user mode only


Beta Release early Feb ’10

RTM early April ‘10


Security Compliance Manager v.1.0

future ideas
Future Ideas
  • Capabilities:
    • Increase export formats to include System Center Operations Manager (events)
    • Provide import formats beyond SCM v.1.0 format
      • System Center Operations Manager packs
      • System Center Configuration Management DCM packs
      • SCAP
    • Provide full authoring mode for new settings and/or events



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