DTOO139 - Excel - Save files default format must be configured.


When users create new Excel files, Excel 2010 saves them in the new *.xlsx format. Ensure this setting is enabled to specify all new files are created in Excel 2010. If a new file is created in an earlier format, some users may not be able to open or use the file, or they may choose a format this is less secure than the Excel 2010 format. Users can still select a specific format when they save files, but they cannot change default of this setting from the Excel Options dialog box. This enforced user behavior ensures any change to the file format requires additional deliberate user interaction.


Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2010 -> Excel Options -> Save 'default file format' to 'Enabled (Excel Workbook *.xlsx)'.

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References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-33437r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTOO139, Vuln-ID|V-17521

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: ee9c503c868f0e300a6734111c4309aaaa7f4495bc110c7384c9765bcb307c63