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The Fax Server role must not be installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-224850 WN16-00-000350 SV-224850r569186_rule Medium
Unnecessary services increase the attack surface of a system. Some of these services may not support required levels of authentication or encryption or may provide unauthorized access to the system.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-29


Check Text ( C-26541r465452_chk )
Open "PowerShell".

Enter "Get-WindowsFeature | Where Name -eq Fax".

If "Installed State" is "Installed", this is a finding.

An Installed State of "Available" or "Removed" is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-26529r465453_fix)
Uninstall the "Fax Server" role.

Start "Server Manager".

Select the server with the role.

Scroll down to "ROLES AND FEATURES" in the right pane.

Select "Remove Roles and Features" from the drop-down "TASKS" list.

Select the appropriate server on the "Server Selection" page and click "Next".

Deselect "Fax Server" on the "Roles" page.

Click "Next" and "Remove" as prompted.