Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from this computer to remote target devices. The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled. Rationale: This service is critically necessary in order to directly attach to an iSCSI device. However, iSCSI itself uses a very weak authentication protocol (CHAP), which means that the passwords for iSCSI communication are easily exposed, unless all of the traffic is isolated and/or encrypted using another technology like IPsec. This service is generally more appropriate for servers in a controlled environment then on workstations requiring high security. Impact: The computer will not be able to directly login to or access iSCSI targets.
To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to: Disabled. Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service Default Value: Manual