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The IIS 8.5 web server must only contain functions necessary for operation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214408 IISW-SV-000118 SV-214408r508658_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 that are deemed to be non-essential to the web server mission or can adversely impact server performance.
Microsoft IIS 8.5 Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-25


Check Text ( C-15618r310272_chk )
Click on “Start”.

Open Control Panel.

Click on “Programs”.

Click on “Programs and Features”.

Review the installed programs, if any programs are installed other than those required for the IIS 8.5 web services, this is a finding.

Note: If additional software is needed supporting documentation must be signed by the ISSO.
Fix Text (F-15616r310273_fix)
Remove all unapproved programs and roles from the production IIS 8.5 web server.