5.4 Ensure 'Downloaded Maps Manager (MapsBroker)' is set to 'Disabled'

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Windows service for application access to downloaded maps. This service is started on-demand by application accessing downloaded maps.


Mapping technologies can unwillingly reveal your location to attackers and other software that picks up the information. In addition, automatic downloads of data from 3rd-party sources should be minimized when not needed. Therefore this service should not be needed in high security environments.


Applications will be prevented from accessing maps data.


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

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Downloaded Maps Manager

Default Value:

Automatic (Delayed Start)

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