5.25 Ensure 'Remote Registry (RemoteRegistry)' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

Enables remote users to view and modify registry settings on this computer.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.

Rationale:

In a high security environment, exposing the registry to remote access is an increased security risk.

Impact:

The registry can be viewed and modified only by users on the computer.

Note: Many remote administration tools, such as System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), require the Remote Registry service to be operational for remote management. In addition, many vulnerability scanners use this service to access the registry remotely.

Solution

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

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Remote Registry

Default Value:

Windows 7: Manual

Windows 8.0 and newer: Disabled

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: f57922db86100f95bc37d3e2cdd7598552a74d103b54e953136bed4a5579f183