5.35 Ensure 'Windows Event Collector (Wecsvc)' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

This service manages persistent subscriptions to events from remote sources that support WS-Management protocol. This includes Windows Vista event logs, hardware and IPMI-enabled event sources. The service stores forwarded events in a local Event Log.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.

Rationale:

In a high security environment, remote connections to secure workstations should be minimized, and management functions should be done locally.

Impact:

If this service is stopped or disabled event subscriptions cannot be created and forwarded events cannot be accepted.

Note: Many remote management tools and third-party security audit tools depend on this service.

Solution

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

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Windows Event Collector

Default Value:

Manual

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3714

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7, CSCv6|9.1, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 46090f4dd2c0d333cdc4af9928690a22ee2e6058563b27cd98f5f3a16fad3f75