18.8.27.1 Ensure 'Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in' is set to 'Enabled'

Information

This policy prevents automatic copying of user input methods to the system account for use on the sign-in screen. The user is restricted to the set of input methods that are enabled in the system account.

The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.

Rationale:

This is a way to increase the security of the system account.

Impact:

Users will have input methods enabled for the system account on the sign-in page.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Locale Services\Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template Globalization.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 8.0 & Server 2012 (non-R2) Administrative Templates (or newer).

Default Value:

Disabled. (Users will be able to use input methods enabled for their user account on the sign-in page.)

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3784

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6b.

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: c5d1df86120ce27f6736e4afe5537a843179b977d601011b5781dac7f8458ffa