EX13-MB-000100 - Exchange Mailbox databases must reside on a dedicated partition.


In the same way that added security layers can provide a cumulative positive effect on security posture, multiple applications can provide a cumulative negative effect. A vulnerability and subsequent exploit to one application can lead to an exploit of other applications sharing the same security context. For example, an exploit to a web server process that leads to unauthorized administrative access to the host system can most likely lead to a compromise of all applications hosted by the same system.

Email services should be installed to a discrete set of directories, on a partition that does not host other applications. Email services should never be installed on a Domain Controller/Directory Services server.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Update the EDSP.

Configure the mailbox databases on a dedicated partition.

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References: 800-53|SC-2, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001082, Rule-ID|SV-207286r615936_rule, STIG-ID|EX13-MB-000100, STIG-Legacy|SV-84601, STIG-Legacy|V-69979, Vuln-ID|V-207286

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 9bcfdca43238b93a961184c4a840de4828626f4f97c308065565dc14bd4c2d03