EX16-MB-000620 - The Exchange Email application must not share a partition with another application.


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 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 with the location of where Exchange is installed.

Install Exchange on a dedicated application directory or partition separate than that of the operating system.

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References: 800-53|SC-39, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002530, Rule-ID|SV-228405r612748_rule, STIG-ID|EX16-MB-000620, STIG-Legacy|SV-95447, STIG-Legacy|V-80737, Vuln-ID|V-228405

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 48096a80750ff1996dad29baedc8b8673dec830b7a24f2a7dc7572eff55938c5