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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager for Windows & Windows Server

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager is a free tool from Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that can help you configure and manage, both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. The main feature of the new version is the compatibility with Windows 10/8, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 11/10.

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

The Windows Security Baseline is part of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool, which is  the next evolution of the Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit (SCMT) Series and is designed to provide you with an end-to-end solution to help you plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of computers running Windows and BitLocker Drive Encryption in your environment.

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

The Windows Security Baseline end-to-end Solution Accelerator is designed to help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Access the complete database of Microsoft recommended security settings, customize your baselines, and then choose from multiple formats—including Desired Configuration Management (DCM) packs, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), XLS, or Group Policy objects (GPOs)—to export the baselines to your environment and automate the security baseline compliance verification process.

You can use the Security Compliance Manager and import the Windows Security Baseline to achieve a secure, reliable, and centralized IT environment that will help you better balance your organization’s needs for security and functionality.

The key features of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager are:

Security Compliance Manager provides built-in policies and DCM configuration that Microsoft Security Guide recommends and meets the industry standards. Security Compliance Manager tool will help organizations plan, deploy, operate, and manage security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications.

What is new in Security Compliance Manager

Windows Server Security Baselines:

Windows 8/10 Security Baselines:

Internet Explorer 10 Security Baselines:

If you’re an IT Professional regularly working with Servers then it’s a must have download for you. In order to download the beta you need to join the Connect program. Do provide them with feedback to improve the product.