5.34 Ensure 'Windows Error Reporting Service (WerSvc)' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to be generated for diagnostic and repair services.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.

Rationale:

If a Windows Error occurs in a secure, enterprise managed environment, the error should be reported directly to IT staff for troubleshooting and remediation. There is no benefit to the corporation to report these errors directly to Microsoft, and there is some risk of unknowingly exposing sensitive data as part of the error.

Impact:

If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results of diagnostic services and repairs might not be displayed.

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 Error Reporting Service

Default Value:

Windows 7: Manual

Windows 8.0 and newer: Manual (Trigger Start)

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: b6ba007be6ea48853dd0e60d25add4312c706f7e70e952d5494d5d95de065835