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The IIS 10.0 web server must only contain functions necessary for operation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218793 IIST-SV-000118 SV-218793r879587_rule Medium
A web server can provide many features, services, and processes. Some of these may be deemed unnecessary or too unsecure to run on a production DoD system. The web server must provide the capability to disable, uninstall, or deactivate functionality and services deemed non-essential to the web server mission or that adversely impact server performance.
Microsoft IIS 10.0 Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-09


Check Text ( C-20265r310854_chk )
Click “Start”.

Open Control Panel.

Click “Programs”.

Click “Programs and Features”.

Review the installed programs. If any programs are installed other than those required for the IIS 10.0 web services, this is a finding.

Note: If additional software is needed, supporting documentation must be signed by the ISSO.
Fix Text (F-20263r310855_fix)
Remove all unapproved programs and roles from the production IIS 10.0 web server.