STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Member Server Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 17 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: User Account Control must, at minimum, prompt administrators for consent.

DISA Rule

SV-52947r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-14235

Group Title

UAC - Admin Elevation Prompt

Rule Version

WN12-SO-000078

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

UAC requirements are NA on Server Core installations.

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" to "Prompt for consent".

More secure options for this setting would also be acceptable (e.g., Prompt for credentials, Prompt for consent (or credentials) on the secure desktop).

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UAC requirements are NA on Server Core installations.

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

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

Value Name: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 4 (Prompt for consent)
3 (Prompt for credentials)
2 (Prompt for consent on the secure desktop)
1 (Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop)

Vulnerability Number

V-14235

Documentable

False

Rule Version

WN12-SO-000078

Severity Override Guidance

UAC requirements are NA on Server Core installations.

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

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

Value Name: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 4 (Prompt for consent)
3 (Prompt for credentials)
2 (Prompt for consent on the secure desktop)
1 (Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop)

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M

Target Key

2350

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