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Windows Server 2019 must not have Simple TCP/IP Services installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-205680 WN19-00-000350 SV-205680r569188_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 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-11


Check Text ( C-5945r354958_chk )
Open "PowerShell".

Enter "Get-WindowsFeature | Where Name -eq Simple-TCPIP".

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

An Installed State of "Available" or "Removed" is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-5945r354959_fix)
Uninstall the "Simple TCP/IP Services" feature.

Start "Server Manager".

Select the server with the feature.

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 "Simple TCP/IP Services" on the "Features" page.

Click "Next" and "Remove" as prompted.