STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Member Server Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 17 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: Group Policies must be refreshed in the background if the user is logged on.

DISA Rule

SV-52906r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-3469

Group Title

Group Policy - Do Not Turn off Background Refresh

Rule Version

WN12-CC-000029

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Group Policy -> "Turn off background refresh of Group Policy" to "Disabled".

Check Contents

Review the registry.
If the following registry value does not exist, this is not a finding (this is the expected result from configuring the policy as outlined in the Fix section.):
If the following registry value exists but is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system\

Value Name: DisableBkGndGroupPolicy

Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

Vulnerability Number

V-3469

Documentable

False

Rule Version

WN12-CC-000029

Severity Override Guidance

Review the registry.
If the following registry value does not exist, this is not a finding (this is the expected result from configuring the policy as outlined in the Fix section.):
If the following registry value exists but is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system\

Value Name: DisableBkGndGroupPolicy

Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2350

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