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Systems used to manage Active Directory (AD admin platforms) must be Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or later versions of Windows.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-43710 AD.MP.0002 SV-56531r2_rule ECSC-1 Medium
AD admin platforms are used for highly privileged activities. The later versions of Windows offer significant security improvements over earlier versions of Windows. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, or later, are preferred as they offer even better credential protections.
Active Directory Domain Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2014-12-18


Check Text ( C-49400r3_chk )
Verify the operating system version on AD admin platforms is at least Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or later. If the operating system is an earlier version, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-49311r2_fix)
Use Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or later as the operating system for all AD admin platforms.