18.9.17.2 Ensure 'Configure Authenticated Proxy usage for the Connected User Experience and Telemetry service' is set to 'Enabled: Disable Authenticated Proxy usage'

Information

This policy setting controls whether the Connected User Experience and Telemetry service can automatically use an authenticated proxy to send data back to Microsoft.

The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled: Disable Authenticated Proxy usage.

Rationale:

Sending any data to a 3rd party vendor is a security concern and should only be done on an as needed basis.

Impact:

The Connected User Experience and Telemetry service will be blocked from automatically using an authenticated proxy.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled: Disable Authenticated Proxy usage:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Data Collection and Preview Builds\Configure Authenticated Proxy usage for the Connected User Experience and Telemetry service

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template DataCollection.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 10 Release 1703 Administrative Templates (or newer).

Default Value:

Disabled. (The Connected User Experience and Telemetry service will automatically use an authenticated proxy to send data back to Microsoft.)

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 499b716501dffce7e88fc73ad327320e763ee526a993b8f954381f509c1181b2