O365-CO-000003 - The Office client must be prevented from polling the SharePoint Server for published links.

Information

This policy setting controls whether Office 365 ProPlus applications can poll Office servers to retrieve lists of published links.

If this policy setting is enabled, Office 365 ProPlus applications cannot poll an Office server for published links.

If this policy setting is disabled or not configured, users of Office 365 ProPlus applications can see and use links to Microsoft SharePoint Server sites from those applications. Published links can be configured to Office applications during initial deployment, and can add or change links as part of regular operations. These links appear on the My SharePoint Sites tab of the Open, Save, and Save As dialog boxes when opening and saving documents from these applications. Links can be targeted so they only appear to users who are members of particular audiences.

Note: This policy setting applies to Microsoft SharePoint Server specifically. It does not apply to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

Solution

Set the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Office 2016 >> Server Settings >> Disable the Office client from polling the SharePoint Server for published links to 'Enabled'.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Office_365_ProPlus_V2R5_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|CM-7a., 800-53|SC-18(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, CCI|CCI-001662, Rule-ID|SV-223286r538226_rule, STIG-ID|O365-CO-000003, STIG-Legacy|SV-108749, STIG-Legacy|V-99645, Vuln-ID|V-223286

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: e422a34b5154c57bc9c4eccec0fd233641187c0d2ac622384e48a006e0a6bdc9