2.2.41 Ensure 'Perform volume maintenance tasks' is set to 'Administrators'

Information

This policy setting allows users to manage the system's volume or disk configuration, which could allow a user to delete a volume and cause data loss as well as a denial-of-service condition.

The recommended state for this setting is: Administrators.

Rationale:

A user who is assigned the Perform volume maintenance tasks user right could delete a volume, which could result in the loss of data or a DoS condition.

Solution

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

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Perform volume maintenance tasks

Impact:

None - this is the default behavior.

Default Value:

Administrators.




References:

CCE-36143-6

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2696

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-3, CSCv6|5.1, CSCv7|4.6

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 14375b611f2423747818d2fbccb5733c4b5acc5583c0afac67a2d31b35e6455d